5 reasons why nothing is real
We depend on our 5 senses to give us information about our environment and surroundings. We trust that if a pot on the stove is hot and we touch it, we will receive pain signals to tell us to get our hands off that pot before we get a third degree burn But the signals being sent to our brain from our senses isn’t always the full truth. Sometimes it’s not the truth at all. Turns out the brain likes to make a lot of stuff up such as when….
- sounds are created in our brain
- daniel levithin this is your brain on music
- what we perceive as solid matter is not solid at all but energy vibrating at a high density
-einstein matter is not solid
- we make them up. Even people with top notch memory recall, called HSAM (Highly Superior Biographical Memory), are prone to making memories up as was discovered in a study by at the University of California, Irvine. http://science.time.com/2013/11/19/remember-that-no-you-dont-study-shows-false-memories-afflict-us-all/
- http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/harnad/Papers/Py104/loftus.mem.html retroactive interference: When we are given new info to process after a memory has formed and the incoming info alters what we remember, such as in false testimony cases
- everyone’s difference in perception is proof that what any of us are seeing or perceiving at any given moment is not necessarily the reality. The recent #thedress phenomenon is a perfect example of this, where people perceived the color of the same photo of a dress as black and blue or white and gold depending on their perception. Other optical illusions like the spinning dancer are good examples of how none of us are looking at the same thing..
– we are most likely living in a simulation