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Not only we are hallucinating our world. We halucinate ourselves and we halucinate how our self integrates in the constructed world. This is based on:
Ofcourse, in daily lif,e we are not aware of our hallucinations. Meditation or psychedelics are ways to break through our model of ourselves.
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If we rely only on our senses we would notice we are seeing a small part of an object. Our eyes capture a small patch of colours but we see a bee on a flower. How does the brain construct this image from the minuscule sensory data?
One theory is our brains infer the most li...
Kant, the famous philosopher, postulated we never have an experience of the "real" world (the noumenal word). Our cognition does not conform to the world, but rather the world conforms to our cognition.
We never see the tree as it really is but rather experience our per...
The Bayesian brain hypothesises that our mind works like an AI predictive model. We don't experience our world directly, but we perceive it. Meaning we construct it using both our senses and our prior beliefs.
If this is true than meditation can act as a way to impr...
"I predict myself therefore I am"
How does our brain perceive the world based given the noisy and incomplete sensory data?
Neural Networks (which are heavily used in AI) appear to be the solution to the complexity of the Bayesian Perception Problem. They break the problem in levels.
You feed a collection of images of faces to a neuronal network and it predicts:
It is a hypothesis that our brain works through hierarchical predictive processing:
What I believe I am experiencing right now is actually what I am experiencing (called a Posterior Belief). So our reality is weighted average of prior beliefs and sensory data.
These prior beliefs are acting like the hierarchical levels separating a neural network. These in...
Meditation allows us:
If we place the 3 types of meditation of on a 3D chart we can plot the evolution of meditator from "monkey mind" to enlightenment. Just like the Jhanas, states of deep mental concentration and absorption that are cultivated in Buddhist meditation.
In short meditation:
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Shamil is a former DeepMind employee. Based on his AI experience he proposes that our minds are operating similarly to an AI model.
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