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Is Human Perception of Reality Just an Illusion?

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions.

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions. In this post from The Atlantic he argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. ... Read More »