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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Quote for 7-19-17

“If you guys are really wondering if you are ‘burning out mentally.’ Take a day off and go to your local hospital. Go to the cancer wing, look at the 4 year old who won’t ever see their teenage years, probably won’t ever see their next birthday. Go and see someone who is mentally or physically retarded or see when a soldier who just came back from the war who doesn’t have a leg anymore. Stare that guy down, look him right in the eyes and tell him, as you stand there with 2 capable legs, that you are ‘burned out’ that you don’t want to use them. See if that doesn’t kill him right there. Because he’d do anything to have the opportunity.”

Greg Plit