An Argument Against Reality – Why You Can't Trust Your Senses

An Argument Against Reality – Why You Can't Trust Your Senses

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Do you think you see an objective, external reality? Think again. In this video, we reveal how your brain makes up more than 90% of what you see, how simple illusions can fool our senses, and why evolution made you this way.

Book mentioned: The Case Against Reality by Donald Hoffman

Book – The Case Against Reality by Donald Hoffman
Book – Deviate by Beau Lotto
The Reality of Reality: A Tale of Five Senses
Do we see reality as it is?
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality
Eye/Brain Physiology and Human Perception of External Reality

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