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Is there an external reality? Is reality objective? Is the information your senses are feeding you an accurate depiction of reality? Most neuroscientists, biologists, and scientific leaders believe that we only understand a sliver of what is real.
Although we assume the senses are telling the truth, they’re actually fabricated to. Considering senses are unique from person to person, and through the unique senses we can only intemperate a fraction of what is real, there is no all-encompassing perspective one can have. Because of this, we need to take the perceptions seriously, but not literally.
Multiple perspectives have to be taken, as each will have some sort of truth lies within them. Seeing partial truth in multiple perspectives is fundamental to navigating the world and making informed decisions.
Read the video transcript: bigthink.com/videos/objective-reality --------------------- CHAPTERS:
0:00 Beau Lotto on how we perceive the external reality. 0:32 Alva Noë on how the reality projects into the nervous system. 1:20 Donald Hoffman on if the senses are telling the truth. 2:58 Frank Wilczek on how we perceive color and sound. 4:41 Daniel Schmachtenberger on perception, choice making, and navigating reality. 6:01 Heather Heying on how to figure out what is true in reality. 6:28 Richard Dawkins on objective reality vs. science --------------------- Read more of the stories on objective reality: Did we evolve to see reality as it exists? No, says cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman.►► bigthink.com/surprising-science/does-reality-exist Is human consciousness creating reality? ►►bigthink.com/surprising-science/is-human-consciousness-creating-reality New hypothesis argues the universe simulates itself into existence►► bigthink.com/surprising-science/new-hypothesis-argues-the-universe-simulates-itself-into-existence --------------------- About Big Think | Smarter Faster™ ► Big Think The leading source of expert-driven, educational content. With thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, Big Think helps you get smarter, faster by exploring the big ideas and core skills that define knowledge in the 21st century. ► Big Think Edge Learn career skills from the world's top minds: bigth.ink/Edge --------------------- Want more Big Think? ► Daily editorial features: bigthink.com/popular/ ► Get the best of Big Think right to your inbox: bigthink.com/st/newsletter ► Facebook: bigth.ink/facebook ► Instagram: bigth.ink/Instagram ► Twitter: bigth.ink/twitter