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How do our personalities, memories and sense of self all emerge from neural activity?
Following up on our October screening and discussion, we take an extraordinary journey that explores how the brain, locked in silence and darkness without direct access to the world, conjures up the rich and beautiful world we all take for granted.
Begin with the astonishing fact that this Technicolor multi-sensory experience we are having is a convincing illusion conjured up by our brains. In the outside world there is no color, no sound, and no smell. These are all the constructions of the brain; our experience of reality is an electrochemical rendition of the world outside. Each of our brains is different, and so is the reality it produces. What is reality? It’s whatever your brain tells you it is.
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