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Tagged with “cognitive science” (4)

  1. Tali Sharot: The optimism bias | TED Talk

    Are we born to be optimistic, rather than realistic? Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side — and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/tali_sharot_the_optimism_bias?referrer=playlist-why_we_do_the_things_we_do

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  2. Anil Seth: How your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | TED Talk | TED.com

    Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth_how_your_brain_hallucinates_your_conscious_reality

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  3. Donald Hoffman: Do we see reality as it is? | TED Talk | TED.com

    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.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_hoffman_do_we_see_reality_as_it_is

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  4. Lera Boroditsky: How Language Shapes Thought — The Long Now

    Languages are Parallel Universes

    "To have a second language is to have a second soul," said Charlemagne around 800 AD. "Each language has its own cognitive toolkit," said psychologist/linguist Lera Boroditsky in 2010 AD.

    Different languages handle verbs, distinctions, gender, time, space, metaphor, and agency differently, and those differences, her research shows, make people think and act differently.

    http://longnow.org/seminars/02010/oct/26/how-language-shapes-thought/

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