When You’re A Brain Inside A Dark Skull, You’re Guessing - Deepstash

When You’re A Brain Inside A Dark Skull, You’re Guessing

As Seth explained in his popular TED talk:

Perception—figuring out what's there—has to be a process of informed guesswork in which the brain combines these sensory signals with its prior expectations or beliefs about the way the world is to form its best guess of what caused those signals. The brain doesn't hear sound or see light. What we perceive is its best guess of what's out there in the world.”

According to this theory, what we perceive is strongly shaped by top-down expectations / predictions, not just by bottom-up sensory input.

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

When you’re a brain inside a dark skull, guessing what’s presently “out there” is a form of prediction. What happens when you believe what you predict?

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