Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

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Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.


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"Brain is the most important organ" says the Brain.

Author — Manish Pradhan

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"We're all hallucinating all the time, including right now. It's just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality.
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Author — Anonymous

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If reality is a controlled hallucination, I guess I`ll just hallucinate that I`m twenty one, rich, and great looking.

Author — soylentdean

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My brain halllucinated this lecture? Wow I am super smart.

Author — Bazinga !!!

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Ah yes watching this during an existential crisis in the middle of the night was a great idea

Author — Ender Wolf

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If Black Mirror was a Ted talk, this would be it.

Author — Plewggs

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Funny since the first time I ever shroomed I always told ppl that shrooms helpt us see the real world without our brain filtering

Author — ErkNjerK Jones

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Me: watches video hoping to get educated
Also me during and after the video:

I think I’m about to go insane

Author — Diana Riverjackson

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As often in science, from Copernicus "we're not at the centre of the universe" to Darwin "we're related to all other creatures" to the present day [consciousness is grounded in biological mechanisms shared with many other living creatures], with a greater sense of understanding comes a greater sense of wonder, and a greater realisation that we are part of and not apart from the rest of nature.

Author — Anonymous

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That's the type of title that cause an existential crisis in my mind before I even click on the video..

Author — Set- Tes

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if that hand wasn't there then i feel like i would still have flinched

Author — rebeca cruz

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"When we agree over our hallucinatioon we call it reality". Perfect.

Author — Maura Ribeiro

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"We are what we think.
All that we are arises in our thoughts,
and with our thoughts we make the world."
-- Dhammapada

Author — Rick Mays

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Heads up scientists: Just because no one knows how consciousness works doesn't mean it's an illusion...

Author — TheShermanTanker

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"Your mind, if you have one, is not in your head. Your head is in your mind." Alan Watts

Author — thedarkmoonman

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"Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man."
- Zhuangzi -

Thank you Dark.

Author — Giuseppe Montanaro

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1:50 Me (2070): Hey Siri

Siri: What. Do. You. Want?

Me: I love the future

Author — Ghost Noodle

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The way God designed us is so perfect and best for us I’m glad we have consciousness aside from our senses and perceptions but our own very thoughts as well.

Author — Kole Hollis

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I stated this on LSD over 20 years ago! This is so vindicating XD

Author — Infinite Sentient

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This guy is dressed like he just left the matrix

Author — PaidLancer