Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it «reality.» Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.

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44 комментария

  1. Guys, read "The Power of Now" if you are intrigued by this video.. it's amazing.

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  2. I see someone read Douglas Hofstadter.

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  3. Too dumb to understand anything

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  4. Trying to brainwash people with his "Brexit is a bad idea".
    I think it's a very good idea.

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  5. This is the most profoundly idiotic video title I've seen lately
    Every single word in it is wrong

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  6. We can all agree with you because we are all hallucinating right now.

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  7. I am not sure that our sense of body is consciounsness.

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  8. This is one reason it is good to have experiences and exposure to many kinds of people, especially people with disabilities. Think of how much more we can learn!

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  9. then by definition animals feel pain and suffering too!!! I think that the lesson

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  10. Artists have known these things for centuries. What the eyes see is not what the brain does.

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  11. "EVEN philosophers!" Plonker! Philosophy is everywhere and the beginning of science. It only recent in human history where we have dichotomy Science/Philosophy.

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  12. Even life is not explained….you better be an idiot….

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  13. Now image what the goals of movies are 😀 Changing the common perception.

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  14. There's an interesting perspective from philosophy that basically says nothing exists without our perception, and people say say it's crazy. In walk neuroscience saying everything exists only because of perception.

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  15. No. There is a reality that exists physically and geographically. This is not a brain induced simulation called "life". This is mere imagination of a lost man.

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  16. cant hear the words

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  17. Well in that case, I’m having a real bad trip.

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  18. Yet everyone hates drugs 🙁

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  19. This was an interesting talk, but it really gave no clues about the fundamental mystery of subjective experience. Subjective experience in humans is almost like an infinite regress. I am aware of my surroundings, but you can say that of an insect. I am aware that I am aware of my surroundings, but you can also say that of higher mammals. I am aware of being aware, of being aware, ad infinitum, at which time we become self aware, but you can also say that of chimpanzees, gorillas, dolphins, and elephants. But that still does not explain how that gives rise to subjective experience, the description of which defies adequate language. The closest I can come to explaining it is to say, for example, that when I look out at the world it seems as if I were a disembodied spirit having no material being, looking out through the window of my senses. I'm not a religious person, but I don't think it can be denied that this transcendant sense of being is what gave rise to the concept of a "soul." Some philosophers have concluded that subjective experience cannot be explained in this deeper sense because it is the most fundamental aspect of our existence and, therefore, cannot be explained by the use of even more fundamental concepts—and, therefore, it must be accepted as a given, an irreducible fact. Consciousness just . . . "is."

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  20. Every time he had to say consciousness he got nervous that’s so hard to say

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  21. ONCE AGAIN HUMANS TRYNA SOUND SMARTER THAN THEY ARE…..

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  22. If i get hit by a car, is that a hallucination?

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  23. no it doesn’t,your brain does..i don’t take shrooms and acid.

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  24. Using this talk as a anti Brexit soap box is a cheap silly thing to do

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  25. było by łatwiej z napisami po polsku może ktoś się podejmie tłumaczenia bo chyba cos mi umyka z tresci

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  26. Wrong. We are experiencing reality in the physical. The physical reality is present whether we are aware or conscious of it at all. When you say "consciousness" are you referring to our processor and data storage or the force that animates us?

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  27. this really helps nondual inquiry

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  28. The problem with the word "consciousness" is how it is used. It means different things to different people. It is hard to discuss something unless people know that they are are discussing the same thing! In the case of "consciousness" I would contend this essentially just never happens.

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  29. I am of the opinion, based on the evidence, that there is something NON physical at the basis of consciousness. this, like many science advancements, is theoretically unpalatable to the mainstream, so they twist and turn and try and save their "precious" theory, in this case, of materialism. I agree with the title. but if your brain is hallucinating, (which it is, that's how we think, remember, etc), then who or what is watching? the answer is our pure consciousness, which is not material but interfaces with the material world. were meat wagons for spirit. or you can say that consciousness is god peering through the lens of our senses. genius. traditional meditation practices can easily give you the subjective evidence for this, if your open minded and explore it.

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  30. And this is exactly why the Bible teaches is to lean not into our own understanding. Thank you for this blessed video exposing our so vital flaw in our "human" nature. I love it! Just a "best guess" A1

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  31. This was my reply to everyone using this video and that the "spirit" is is not physical so it's an impossibility for it to interact with a material (brain) a a vessel as proof. Thought everyone might want to ponder a random theory

    Unless our spirit is also material, there are plenty of materials, space, mechanisms, and interactions that we cannot explain or understand. Who is it to say our "spirit" ISNT some material that envelopes brains and uses them as a vessel. And when the vessel dies, the "spirit" gravitates to another vessel, or lies dormant until attracted to a new force? Maybe our "spirit" is drawn toward lifeforce/energy. Then envelopes the source (brain) seeps into it and controls the vessel, obtaining a better efficacy as the lifeforce becomes stronger and or seeps deeper into the vessel. Hence why as a baby we dont have a percieved consciousness, but gain more as time passes. And the vessel is required by the "spirit" to project itself? Damn this is what happens when I'm sleep deprived. I'm a Christian by the way lol

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  32. Whatever he played made all three of my dogs freak out and barking like crazy!

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  33. Had my rapt attention.

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  34. So, perception is about controlling hallucinations which are uncontrolled perceptions? Somebody help me!

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  35. This is you reading your comment.

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  36. The low-IQ persons, who have thumped up, the fool, who can only relate to a man & comment he is bald.. Yes, but better being bald, Than a stupid & narrowminded fool who by error must have commented to a topic, he either is a part of or is to low IQ'ed to get into his 'brain'… Hope world will wake up… Try check out David Icke or even Jim Carrey, who have seen through the fake reality.. My knowledge and also witnessed w. own eyes through the last year… Why believe in : Thats just how things is!!!! NO IT ISNT… We have been fooled for centuries.. Our evolution will make us aware!!

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  37. Sometimes running from wolves in my abandoned front yard, while my body was slow, my mind wanted me to run faster. Of course I woke up when I got dragged down.

    One time in our hallway bathroom backed up to the tub, the window under water with sharks swimming outside. My older sister forcing her way in, towering over me with an evil look in her eyes. I was cornered for a beating.

    Lying in my red metal bunk bed, the room was dark. Samus came in and used the grapple beam to drag me out of bed, but I wouldn't budge. She changed into other enemies…

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  38. 14:44 (millions of years of Evolution)

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  39. So in other words I can't really actually see whats going on outside my brain? My brain has to Hallucinate it for me?

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  40. 10:51 Sometimes playing the Hand Simulator game your brain can take over and it all becomes second nature.

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  41. Hes got it back to front,

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  42. MATRIX!

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  43. Agree with most of this, but don’t see any reason why it’s impossible for a sophisticated computer to some day generate hallucinations and be self aware. Agree that we are so fundamentally shaped by our evolution to keep our biological body alive that it would likely be a very different experience and set of priorities, but still possible.

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  44. This what we see is like a interpretation can someone please explain photos and videos

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