The brain and "reality"
Reality Reconsidered, From a Brain Perspective
Quadrangle Science Series
20 October 2009
Reality = the way things are, for better or for worse
The "bipartite brain"
conceiving alternatives, conscious, story teller, neocortex
informed guessing, cognitive unconscious, frog brain
stable "reality": if change in something can reasonably be attributed to change in the surroundings, treat that something as constant
|"reality" is three dimensional; light comes from a particular direction|
|"reality" is in motion; what's important is not what things look like now but what they will look like a little bit in the future|
Putting them together
|What you see is not "real", in the sense of being unchallengeable, but can be useful/interesting||When you see a world you don't like you can always make it better|
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