Donald Hoffman

Do we see reality as it is?

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Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is ... or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.

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Donald Hoffman · Cognitive scientist

Donald Hoffman studies how our visual perception, guided by millions of years of natural selection, authors every aspect of our everyday reality.

Donald Hoffman studies how our visual perception, guided by millions of years of natural selection, authors every aspect of our everyday reality.