Oh boy. I’m in deep trouble. Thinking, it turns out is even trickier than I suspected. I thought I could think fairly well – logically, sensibly, realistically, truthfully. I knew we all think and see differently. However, I’m amazed at how we do NOT see/hear/feel what is in front of us.
After the second session of this course, I’m already humbled . I need to change a well entrenched attitude about seeing, hearing, touching.
I’m not talking about subliminal messages or visuals. Thankfully, those claimed effects have been proven false and/or unsubstantiated. No, I’m talking about illusions – what I thought was “obvious”.
I’m now challenged about how to trust my own faculties. Like memory – let this 3 minute video show you what I mean:
Did you have any idea your brain (in this case memory) was so influenced?
Well, then there’s the power of observation:
Let’s hope the Profs plan to teach how we can live with all this illusion in an uninformed world. Otherwise I may have to stop any input entering my brain.
Well, for at least a few minutes…