Published on 12 Apr 2012 by paradoxman316
"Either there are no illusions or everything is an illusion," said neuroscientist and artist Beau Lotto at the conclusion of his remarks at the recent Being Human 2012 conference. "And given that we are pretty much all delusional, you might as well choose your delusion."
"The brain did not evolve to see the world the way it really is -- we can't," Lotto says. "We can't help but to see things according to history -- our own history and that of our ancestors -- because we are defined by ecology. Not by our biology, not by our DNA, but by our history of interactions." http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/11/health/enayati-power-perceptions-imaginatio...
What is real? This video, to me, proves the point that the more we know, the less certain we can be about anything. Certainty perhaps really is the indication of one's ignorance. Ponder that after watching this fascinating video. http://fora.tv/2012/03/24/Being_Human_Perception_Sensations