Tag: neuroscience

Artificial Intelligence Solved This Audio Illusion. Can You?

Now, did you hear what I was saying? Clearly enough that you could, say, write it in dow the comments? If so, you just experienced a phenomenon called The Cocktail Party Effect. You can hear me while there’s people talking right next to us or if there’s a jazz band across the room. This is…

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The illusion of consciousness | Dan Dennett

So I’m going to speak about a problem that I have and that’s that I’m a philosopher. (Laughter) When I go to a party and people ask me what do I do and I say, “I’m a professor,” their eyes glaze over. When I go to an academic cocktail party and there are all the…

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Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with everything they’ve said about consciousness I agree with them on this point that consciousness is what it’s…

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The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis

[clangs] This is Inuyama, Japan, a historic city home to Japan’s oldest original wooden castle. It is also home to Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute.Here, a group of chimpanzees have been trainedto play a game that exposes something shockingabout their memories.This is going to blow your mind.Here is how it works.Take a look at these…

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4 Weird Audio Illusions!

This is what the auditory cortex in your brain looks like… if it was made out of paper. And had a cute little face. Your auditory cortex seems well-meaning, but it can be pretty deceptive. Our hearing plays tricks on us all of the time, and it’s not your ears that are to blame. When…

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Is your body just an illusion – where to find reality?

Hi, I’m Marc Gielissen. If you appreciate my work, then please subscribe and don’t forget to click the notification bell. We could ask ourselves if the world in which we live is just an illusion, some will just call it the matrix. In my book “Awakening Consciousness” I explain how we are influenced by our…

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Is our world an illusion?

Hi, I’m Marc Gielissen. If you appreciate my work. then please subscribe and don’t forget to click the notification bell. We could ask ourselves if the world in which we live is just an illusion, some will just call it the matrix. In my book “Awakening Consciousness” I explain how we are influenced by our…

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Mind-Blowing Illusions That Trick Multiple Senses

Okay, take a look at this optical illusion. Are the lines parallel… or not? What about this one? Is the black line a continuation of the red line, or the blue line? Or if it’s misaligned, which direction does it have to move in to be in line with the red one? These are examples…

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How To Trick Your Brain Into Falling Asleep | Jim Donovan | TEDxYoungstown

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs It’s October 2010. I’m freaking out. Sirens are blaring above me. I’m laying on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance. My doctor just told me I’m having a heart attack. I’m trembling, my arms are tingling, and this pain in my chest is crushing me from the…

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Time and the brain: the illusion of now | Hinze Hogendoorn | TEDxUtrechtUniversity

Translator: Fatma Abdeldaem Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs Good evening, everyone. So the theme of today’s event is change. Change from within, but what is the one thing that all change needs? The one thing that all change needs is time. Change needs time, it needs now and then. Without either of those there’s no change. But…

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