YANSS 090 – Questioning the nature of reality with cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman – You Are Not So Smart

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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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  2. Ep: 10 Donald Hoffman - Do We See Reality As It Really Is?

    In this episode we discuss: *The need to question all assumptions we make about reality *How humans differ from machines *Holographic theory of black holes and what it possibly means for humanity *Current theories around consciousness *How our visual perception creates every aspect of our everyday reality.

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  3. Donald Hoffman | Full Interview | The Case Against Reality

    Do we see reality as it is? Cognitive psychologist, Donald Hoffman explains how our perceptions have evolved to become like a computer interface and what real-life implications this has today.

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    Donald Hoffman: Donald Hoffman is an American cognitive psychologist at the University of California, Irvine. His forthcoming book, 'The Case Against Reality', argues that perception doesn’t present things as they are but instead acts like a desktop interface enabling us to interact with the world.

    For more from Donald Hoffman, watch him debate his ideas in The Reality Illusion | Full Debate | Donald Hoffman, Maria Baghramian, Hilary Lawsonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUWaEwbLkzQ

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    #reality #evolution #perception #illusion

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  4. Donald Hoffman Λ Joscha Bach on Consciousness, Free Will, and Gödel [Theolocution]

    Deep dive into the nature of consciousness and reality.

    Premiered Feb 7, 2022

    LINKS MENTIONED: -QBism Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1003.5209 -Donald Hoffman's book The Case Against Reality (affiliate): https://amzn.to/34eWmxz -Plato and the Nerd (affiliate): https://amzn.to/34GMexr

    TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:34 Is a Theory of Everything possible? / Definition of Consciousness 00:08:32 Spacetime's fundamental nature (or not) 00:14:27 Joscha Bach on mysterianism, telepathy, and consciousness 00:34:40 Joscha has a way of interpreting the Bible literally 00:42:01 Physical world vs Computational world 00:57:57 On Gödel and changing the definition of truth to provable / computable 01:12:33 What parts of the mind makes statements beyond computation? 01:13:57 Real numbers don't exist? 01:15:23 [Prof. Edward Lee] Reality is not necessarily algorithmic 01:34:02 Donald Hoffman on Free Will 01:44:03 Joscha Bach on Free Will and whether a TOE exists 01:57:10 What would change in Bach's model if classical logic was correct? 02:07:42 Penrose and Lucas argument regarding Gödel and the mind 02:13:55 Closing thoughts from Bach and Hoffman on each other's work

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  5. The Reality Illusion

    "Seeing is believing". "Seeing is the truth". Yet cognitive scientists seem to have uncovered these views as incorrect. Evolution led us to perceive what is best for survival and it turns out this has little to do with what we call 'reality'. Is reality then a creative construct that helps us to live but doesn't reflect the world? Are physical objects a useful hallucination? Or is the very idea of reality perhaps a mistake, and neuroscientists have just got it wrong? Cognitive psychologist and author Donald Hoffman, professor of philosophy and expert on metaphysical relativism Maria Baghramian, and post-realist philosopher Hilary Lawson embark on a radical rethink of reality.


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    Here is a logic puzzle created by psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. "Linda is single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with the issue of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in demonstrations. Which of the following is more probable: Linda is a bank…


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  7. Do we see reality as it is? | Donald Hoffman

    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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