Is reality just an illusion? How we perceive the world is based on what our brains expect to see, claims theory
Most scientists believe reality is based on information gathered from our senses
But controversial research suggests our perception of reality may be an illusion
Instead how we see the world could be based on what our brains predict to see
Reality could be an illusion based on what our brains expect to see, according to controversial research.
Our internal mental simulation of the external world is only informed occasionally by real data from our senses, the theory claims.
If this is true, it means that we all experience the 'reality' in very different ways.