Do we see reality as it is? | Donald Hoffman - YouTube

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is . In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.

The Thatcher Illusion/Effect

The Margaret Thatcher illusion

Social perception and cognition: Superior temporal sulcus

Social perception and cognition: Superior temporal sulcus

The STS: A brain region for perceiving the intentions of others

The STS: A brain region for perceiving the intentions of others

Superior temporal sulcus. Right hemisphere associated with social meanings/movement perception/expectation

A new study identifies a brain network that makes us stall and stumble when we’re anxious.

The interface theory of perception: Natural selection drives true perception to swift extinction: Categories have consequences. D.Hoffman: 2009.

The interface theory of perception: Natural selection drives true perception to swift extinction: Categories have consequences. D.Hoffman: 2009.

Vision as a User Interface -Koenderink 2011

Vision as a User Interface -Koenderink 2011

Forventninger skaper kontekst, top-down prosesser og hjernens forsøk på å bøte på tap av sensoriske evner. "Persepsjon er kontrollert hallusinasjon"

Hand-cut wooden jigsaw puzzle for adults Bumper Garden

Heider, Michotte and others on perception/attribution of causality: Low level motion produce high level description, action is by the unaware viewer, for an action to be perceived the viewer must have an expectation. Infants attribute causality.

Heider, Michotte and others on perception/attribution of causality: Low level motion produce high level description, action is by the unaware viewer, for an action to be perceived the viewer must have an expectation. Infants attribute causality.

Expectation and knowledge: Typoglycemia & Whole word recognition

Typoglycemia I like the idea that as long as there is a beginning and end, it does not matter what goes in between

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