Modern neuroscience has come to realise a curious thing: the complex human nervous system creates an artificial reality in the human mind. Anil Seth, a British professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, rightly questions the human concept of “reality”. It seems to be as much a hallucination as that made by so-called hallucinogens. This view is easy to accept. Indeed, it is a question of consciousness that does NOT present our environment accurately, but most optimally for human survival. I’d add a small detail here: this distortion of reality is intended for the child but not for the adult. As soon as science accepts that the adult psyche does not function properly, this flaw of consciousness becomes apparent.
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