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An interesting talk by Cognitive Researcher Donald Hoffman about the possibility that our minds create the world we see around us as per a discussion we were having with the AOM on observer created reality.(OCR)

Hoffman is an evolutionist who started out with the hypothesis that people who were better able to use sensory ability to observe reality as it really is would have a selective advantage in survival and procreation - passing genes on to the next generation.

As it turns out, all his research points to the fact that evolution has molded our senses to survival rewards and not seeing the world as it is and that the more you are able to discern reality the more likely it is that you will go extinct. The supposition is that our senses are a filtering mechanism for perceiving danger and reward and that our most efficiently brains process symbolic information we need for survival. It is a little like the way we use icons on a computer screen to access files efficiently without having to understand all the electronics and coding that actually goes into a working computer.

This has interesting implications as to the nature of consciousness and how our senses have evolved to process symbolic information as we see all around us.

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Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 791 Sirius7237 30-Aug-21 21:15
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Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 88 Susan Doris 31-Aug-21 05:20
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 117 Sirius7237 31-Aug-21 14:33
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 124 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-21 15:41
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 138 Sirius7237 31-Aug-21 18:03
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 140 Susan Doris 01-Sep-21 05:22
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 157 drrayeye 31-Aug-21 16:16
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 142 Sirius7237 31-Aug-21 18:09
Perception and learning 119 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-21 19:23
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Re: Perception and learning 166 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-21 04:11
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Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 135 Sirius7237 04-Sep-21 15:49
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 113 Glass Jigsaw 10-Sep-21 22:30
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Re: Wigner and Wigner’s Friend 107 Sirius7237 01-Sep-21 03:51
Re: Wigner and Wigner’s Friend 98 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Sep-21 19:35
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 102 Naveen 31-Aug-21 21:15
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Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 76 Naveen 02-Sep-21 21:14
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 105 Eddie Larry 02-Sep-21 21:39
Nobody sees reality! 114 greengirl5 03-Sep-21 12:25
Re: Nobody sees reality! 70 Eddie Larry 03-Sep-21 14:44
Re: Nobody sees reality! 66 Sirius7237 04-Sep-21 15:55
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 100 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-21 16:29
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 81 Sirius7237 04-Sep-21 17:01
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 139 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-21 04:39
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 85 Sirius7237 05-Sep-21 15:58
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 123 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-21 16:38
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 107 Aine 09-Sep-21 00:10
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 104 Susan Doris 09-Sep-21 05:34
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 82 Sirius7237 09-Sep-21 13:55
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 128 Aine 09-Sep-21 16:13
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 115 Eddie Larry 09-Sep-21 20:13
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 108 Aine 09-Sep-21 21:47
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 61 Eddie Larry 09-Sep-21 22:26
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 113 Aine 09-Sep-21 23:27
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 127 Eddie Larry 10-Sep-21 01:19
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 76 Sirius7237 10-Sep-21 15:27
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 106 Eddie Larry 10-Sep-21 15:30
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 80 Sirius7237 10-Sep-21 15:21
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 101 Eddie Larry 10-Sep-21 17:51
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 64 Aine 10-Sep-21 18:49
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 115 Eddie Larry 10-Sep-21 18:59
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 63 Aine 12-Sep-21 01:48
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 57 Eddie Larry 12-Sep-21 02:58
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 57 Aine 12-Sep-21 11:53
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 61 Eddie Larry 12-Sep-21 14:04
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 57 Aine 12-Sep-21 16:19
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 69 Eddie Larry 12-Sep-21 16:44
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 50 Aine 15-Sep-21 22:45
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 67 Glass Jigsaw 12-Sep-21 12:18
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 57 Eddie Larry 12-Sep-21 14:10
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 59 Aine 12-Sep-21 16:13
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 94 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-21 02:47
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 51 Aine 15-Sep-21 22:55
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 50 Eddie Larry 15-Sep-21 23:11
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 57 Aine 16-Sep-21 00:15
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 58 Eddie Larry 16-Sep-21 02:41
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 76 Glass Jigsaw 16-Sep-21 12:04
“All the world’s a stage” 94 Eddie Larry 16-Sep-21 14:00
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 55 Aine 16-Sep-21 14:34
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 66 Eddie Larry 16-Sep-21 15:38
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 59 Aine 16-Sep-21 16:53
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 53 Eddie Larry 16-Sep-21 20:16
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 51 Aine 16-Sep-21 21:06
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 48 Eddie Larry 16-Sep-21 21:19
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 62 Aine 16-Sep-21 21:33
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 82 Susan Doris 17-Sep-21 17:29
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 57 Eddie Larry 17-Sep-21 18:26
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 81 Aine 10-Sep-21 18:39
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 72 Sirius7237 14-Sep-21 02:02
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 73 Susan Doris 14-Sep-21 10:29
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 63 Aine 15-Sep-21 22:51
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 103 Sirius7237 17-Sep-21 21:31
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Re: The visual world--and the visual field 93 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-21 20:47
Re: The visual world--and the visual field 102 Susan Doris 05-Sep-21 05:16
Re: The visual world--and the visual field 130 drrayeye 05-Sep-21 05:41
Re: The visual world--and the visual field 64 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-21 13:21
Re: The visual world--and the visual field 95 drrayeye 05-Sep-21 14:07
Re: The visual world--and the visual field 136 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-21 16:11
Re: The visual world--and the visual field 101 cladking 05-Sep-21 13:52
And yet it moves 131 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-21 14:51
Re: And yet it moves 67 cladking 05-Sep-21 19:03
Re: And yet it moves 78 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-21 19:36
Re: And yet it moves 95 cladking 17-Sep-21 17:26
Re: And yet it moves 79 Eddie Larry 17-Sep-21 18:29
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 131 Naveen 05-Sep-21 20:07
Re: Nobody sees reality! - Just everybody 75 Eddie Larry 06-Sep-21 13:12
Re: Nobody sees reality! 155 Susan Doris 05-Sep-21 05:08
Re: Nobody sees reality! 102 Sirius7237 05-Sep-21 16:02
Re: Nobody sees reality! 127 Susan Doris 06-Sep-21 05:53
Re: Nobody sees reality! 54 Sirius7237 09-Sep-21 14:53
Re: Nobody sees reality! 70 Susan Doris 10-Sep-21 05:42
Re: Nobody sees reality! 71 Sirius7237 10-Sep-21 15:33
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 139 Naveen 03-Sep-21 20:55
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 109 Eddie Larry 03-Sep-21 21:58
Re: Do We See Reality as it Really Is? 81 Archaic 05-Sep-21 23:58
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