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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 »

Controversial Theory Suggests Human Brain Acts Like a Quantum Computer

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So far, neuroscience hasn’t found a satisfactory explanation for consciousness. Now a new theory proposes that to achieve the higher abilities a human brain is known for, brain processes must rely on quantum mechanics. This post from Live Science digs deeper into the proposed theory. The idea that consciousness arises from quantum mechanical phenomena in the brain is intriguing, yet ... Read More »

The Science Behind Your Soul

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You are obviously taken aback by reading the title and it’s okay to be surprised. Quantum mechanics is the theory of matter based on the concept of wave property possession by elementary particles. You’re wondering how that is associated with the soul. Well to start with, let us discuss some of the core principles of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is ... Read More »