Seven Things Neuroscientists Know That Most People Don’t

(Image: Creative Commons) What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Paul King, Director of Data Science, on Quora: There are hundreds of surprising, perspective-shifting insights about the nature of reality that come from neuroscience. Every bizarre neurological syndrome, every visual illusion, and every clever psychological experiment reveals something entirely unexpected about our experience of the world that we take for granted. Here are a few to give a flavor: 1. Perceptual reality is entirely generated by our brain. We hear voices and meaning from air pressure waves. We see colors and objects, yet our brain only receives signals about reflected photons. The objects we perceive are…


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