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The Case Against Reality

Donald Hoffman has spent three decades studying perception, artificial intelligence, evolutionary game theory, and the brain, and his conclusion is a dramatic one: The world presented to us by our perceptions is nothing like reality.

Emotional brains 'physically different' from rational ones

Emotional brains 'physically different' from rational ones -------- Researchers at Monash University have found physical differences in the brains of people who respond emotionally to others' feelings, compared to those who respond more rationally, in a study published in the journal NeuroImage.

If you've recently seen the movie Gravity, these might make you a little uneasy, but they're amazing either way. From a space shuttle over Atlantis to the northern lights from the stars, there is certainly a lot to admire here... All photos via NASA.

Plants might have a sixth sense, researchers say

Plants might have a sixth sense, researchers say Read more: Plants with a sixth sense? Researchers say it's likely | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter

Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter — NOVA Next | PBS: Theoretical physicist Max Tegmark says that consciousness is a state of matter, undulating through phases of change based on surrounding mathematical conditions.