The Reality of Reality: A Tale of Five Senses

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  • Your eyes and ears don’t tell you the truth. That’s not what they’re for. The senses evolved to enable us to survive and succeed in the world, not to represent it accurately. Now, for the first time, science is revealing exactly how the sense organs receive information, process it, and pass it to the brain, providing deep insight into why we experience the world the way we do—and what it might be like for future technology to transform such experiences, perhaps allowing us to see infrared light or feel magnetic north. Join an eminent group of neuroscientists and philosophers for an ear, tongue, nose and eye-opening adventure that challenges everything we experience in search of the true nature of reality. PARTICIPANTS: Christine Constantinople, Donald Hoffman, Stavros Lomvardas, Beau Lotto, Anil Seth MODERATOR: Elizabeth Vargas MORE INFO ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND PARTICIPANTS: This program is part of the BIG IDEAS SERIES, made possible with support from the JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION. TOPICS 0:03 - Program introduction 0:40 - Beau Lotto perceptual biases demonstrations 9:01 - Panelist introductions 11:10 - What is accurate perception? 15:45 - Neural basis of decision biases 17:49 - The illusion of smell 19:07 - “The dress” photo illusion 26:02 - Has our survival relied on one sense more than another? 28:21 - Contextual nature of the brain demonstration 33:00 - Does an independent reality exist? 35:09 - The umwelt 39:50 - How we perceive change 42:40 - Expectations vs. evidence in the sensory world 43:46 - Do some senses work faster than others? 49:50 - How does high emotion affect our senses? 50:43 - Synesthesia 57:00 - Neural networks studying perception 59:34 - The rubber hand illusion 1:04:20 - Do we really only have 5 senses? 1:06:52 - Parting thoughts on reality vs. perception PROGRAM CREDITS - Produced by Andy Meyer - Associate Produced by Matt Carlstrom - Music provided by APM - Additional images and footage provided by: Venturebeat, Upload VR, Your Discovery Science - Recorded at Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College - SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel and "ring the bell" for all the latest videos from WSF - VISIT our Website: - LIKE us on Facebook: - FOLLOW us on Twitter:
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Yorum Sayısı: 412

  • Brian Stone
    Brian Stone 4 gün önce

    Perhaps light, matter, and consciousness are just arbitrary aspects of what we've symbolically quantified within a 4th dimensional projection of crystalline silicon lattice structures that spin inside the core of planets like our own, or orbit around stars to harness energy, and project the universe we've come to "know".

  • Yu
    Yu 4 gün önce

    another upload for 2 digit IQ guys

  • Yu
    Yu 4 gün önce

    useless not recommended dont waste you time dislike here

  • CosmosHFA88 Savant
    CosmosHFA88 Savant 5 gün önce

    smell is Molecules ,,

  • Kaarli Makela
    Kaarli Makela 6 gün önce

    Quoting Lily Tomlin's Bag Lady character "Reality is nothing but a collecttive hunch."

  • Kaarli Makela
    Kaarli Makela 6 gün önce

    I remind myself frequently the lesson I learned watching all those magicians on TV in the late 50s/early 60s.
    I concluded that no matter how many 'A's' I got on my report card, my brain could be fooled, and so could my Mom's. She showed me some optical illusions and Escher prints in some books ...

  • Brandon Kingston
    Brandon Kingston 1 hafta önce

    Ive held the oriional saturn 5 rocket plans in my own hands. As well as many other things that belong in the smithsonian or a serious ira p. Jones fan. I dont have them, but i have acess to the person who does. Im hoping someone has an idea of what im talkin y about.

  • Phoenix
    Phoenix 1 hafta önce

    02:36 - I know where it's going do I?.... Oh yes, my greatest want is.... "To become like a king or be like royalty or a god". ...Uh, got that wrong. Let me guess, you also got it wrong; your greatest need was.... Brexit or Donald Trump to be re-elected ...well you got wrong didn't you?

  • orchoose
    orchoose 1 hafta önce

    ''For real? Like seriously?" This host talks like 15yo :D

  • KLJF
    KLJF 1 hafta önce

    my greatest fear is that god is insane and has created us to torture forever to make itself feel less hard done by .

  • zdcyclops1 lickley
    zdcyclops1 lickley 1 hafta önce

    Much ado about nothing. Replace the people with cameras. Take a picture of a baseball. All the photos show the same thing. The only differences are created by the cameras and their positions. Now take sequential photos in which each photo is captured from the same position. The only differences in the photos are the result of differences in the cameras themselves. Reality exists whether YOU are a good camera or a bad one.

  • Plugaru C. Sebastian
    Plugaru C. Sebastian 1 hafta önce

    Sadghuru has these guys on his little finger, just invite him !

  • steviebeanz1
    steviebeanz1 1 hafta önce

    psychedelics seem to be something we can utilize to reset preconceptions

  • Alan Falk
    Alan Falk 1 hafta önce

    The One guy on the Very right didn't get to Say much.

  • Jose Luis Rangel
    Jose Luis Rangel 2 hafta önce

    Reality testing

  • George Ockham
    George Ockham 2 hafta önce

    On Internet, people are unable to recognize fake accounts.

  • George Ockham
    George Ockham 2 hafta önce

    It is important that laymen watch this video.

  • *Night Lights*
    *Night Lights* 2 hafta önce


  • David Earthos
    David Earthos 2 hafta önce

    in that first sound clip.. i heard "IronMaiden " clear as could be.. does that count ?

  • Battery Exhausted
    Battery Exhausted 2 hafta önce


  • Louis
    Louis 3 hafta önce

    Reality.. A Program we live in a Virtual reality program. Elon Musk and many others agree

  • martbrisa
    martbrisa 3 hafta önce

    I suggest use of legends in these videos, to help best understanding.

  • Drunken FPV
    Drunken FPV 3 hafta önce

    If those are overlay laf tracks very annoying if not they need away to cut the crowd noise out

  • Christopher Williams
    Christopher Williams 3 hafta önce

    "I am not here, because I have always been"--Christopher Williams

  • Ian Hand
    Ian Hand 3 hafta önce

    The middle panelist seemed unprepared to hear Hoffman's presumably unintended reconciliation of science and religion.

  • George
    George 4 hafta önce

    One thing we all have in common is the understanding of truth.

  • garius Jarfar
    garius Jarfar 1 ay önce

    Problem solved, 2 chooses , infinity or geometry, sit we escapes from infinity, follow the 1st to see a way out of infinity. Answer solved, simple to see, the 1st isn't us and we aren't the 1st, joined are we in the 1st geometry.

  • Piccolo_sun
    Piccolo_sun 1 ay önce

    1:09:54 you got it right

  • Piccolo_sun
    Piccolo_sun 1 ay önce

    1:11:32 i heard it the first time he played it

  • Vector Shift
    Vector Shift 1 ay önce

    Our perceptions have given us a sufficient representation of reality to have survived tens of thousands of years, developed agriculture, huge social structures, incredibly complex machines, traveled to the moon, sent robots to other planets and even completely out of our solar system, descriptions of nature that predict the movements of planets, the explosion of stars, and so much more. That's a pretty good handle on reality. These people are like little kids thinking that the world goes away if they cover their eyes.

  • Skye Ranch
    Skye Ranch 1 ay önce

    "It's the first time I've been right about science." Nice hire.

  • wulphstein
    wulphstein 1 ay önce

    Was this universe created to develop the clarity of souls?

  • wulphstein
    wulphstein 1 ay önce

    Was this universe created to develop the clarity of souls?

  • wulphstein
    wulphstein 1 ay önce

    At this moment, I am playing a game of cat and mouse with a ghost. To truly feel alive, one has to come close to the paradox of life and death. It is the place where the road ends for science. It is the place where consciousness can exist without the flesh. It is where the soul can live, hidden in the unmanifested paradox of existence.

  • wulphstein
    wulphstein 1 ay önce

    At this moment, I am playing a game of cat and mouse with a ghost. To truly feel alive, one has to come close to the paradox of life and death. It is the place where the road ends for science. It is the place where consciousness can exist without the flesh. It is where the soul can live, hidden in the unmanifested paradox of existence.

  • metalko koma
    metalko koma 1 ay önce

    Budha is right.
    He discovered that he is the Universe.

  • Δημήτρης Κοσμάς

    No subs for the deaf? 😞

  • Cat TV
    Cat TV 1 ay önce


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  • Lis Engel
    Lis Engel 1 ay önce

    Interesting but I dont agree that what we fear most is not knowing. I think that it is the place of paradise before haven eaten the famous apple of knowledge and being in a state of total openness and playfull creativity - maybe our greatest fear is not being loved - literally being outside the sea of love. And of course it makes a great difference what attitude and focus we have when being in relation to the world. If you are in loving kindness you will experience the now differently than if you are angry or scared or depressed etc - in a way you are like a creative instrument at the same time tuning and allowing attunement -

  • Sakke L.
    Sakke L. 1 ay önce

    27:19 "wearing a backpack makes visual angle appear steeper than without a's because of the effort required..." <<< or is it just because a being back heavy makes you lean more forward changing your angle towards the slope plus how the balance sensors of your ears interpret it.