Monday, March 12, 2012

Recalibrate Your Reality

From Lifehacker:

We open our eyes and we think we're seeing the whole world out there. But what has become clear—and really just in the last few centuries—is that when you look at the electro-magnetic spectrum we are seeing less than 1/10 Billionth of the information that's riding on there. So we call that visible light. But everything else passing through our bodies is completely invisible to us.
Even though we accept the reality that's presented to us, we're really only seeing a little window of what's happening. There's so many examples of this, but one that's interesting to third-graders, but also neuroscience is optical illusions. [Illusions demonstrate] that these really simple things that you think are going on in front of you are not actually representing physical reality but instead your brain is constructing something....

1 comment:

  1. very cool. Love this stuff. Our world and ego are a meer projection resulting from inputs to the brain. synapses affected by all sorts of things and genetics passed on from thousands of years of evolution. but we are starting to understand it. we have gone to trillionths of a second after the big bang and all we have predicted with mathematics is true. We are now venturing into consciousness in laboratories around the world and much of what was theorized up to 100 years ago is proving true. this is an amazing time