Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  • 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.Check out more TED talks: http://www.ted.comThe TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.Follow TED on Twitter: TED on Facebook: to our channel:


  • Ender Wolf  1 years ago

    Ah yes watching this during an existential crisis in the middle of the night was a great idea

  • Luz Aguirre  4 days ago

    We are in the matrix.. so what?!. No big deal.. it's laughable & interesting all at once 🤓

  • Matthew Alkman  6 days ago

    "crisis". Naw.

  • Manish Pradhan  2 months ago

    "Brain is the most important organ" says the Brain.

  • Rýán Túçk  3 days ago

    Greg Monks remove just your eyes and “color” disappears. Or not. Depends on how well your eyes functioned. Wavelength, photons and frequency continue to be, though- you’ll just have to use other senses to define them. ‘IAM’ pretty much sums that up: even when you’re nothing, I AM. One and done.

  • joe mctaggart  5 days ago

    @Joe Blow super hot dont mean easy to live with a simple woman will give a much happier life

  • That'sWhatSheSaid  4 months ago

    I'm not *schizophrenic* I'm just _bad at hallucinating._

  • Watson AI  yesterday

    Just fast firing is problem

  • Joe Dugan  5 days ago

    When i take lsd i dont hulusinate much but the information i can doenload is unreal

  • Constantine  2 months ago

    We are brainwashed since 6 or 7 to believe that we learn the most important things in school. In fact i`v learned more important things on Youtube and on books. Things about myself. I think school main purpose is to make you an active worker of the society. It does not care too much about your inner self as long as you are fit to help society as a whole. In my opinion public school is shaped as a socialist attitude towards knowledge. It is also serving the evolutionary principle where the survival...

  • Len Welch  7 hours ago

    Constantine the reason school is 8-3 or 8:30-4 is to condition people to the idea that for 5 days a week , 7-8 hours belong to work and not to you. It’s to socialize you to a routine . A college degree cost the same if your a med student or a teacher. It’s how hard you want to work or apply your best self to make a living. Some people identify themselves as their career or if they are emotionally happy. It’s up to us.

  • im dat nigga  yesterday

    Adrian Fundescu All he is saying is every single thing you learn in school, you can learn on the internet AND get 100 times more information/details on those things on the internet. While also being able to learn about almost anything else

  • "Tried to tell y'all this >2,500 years ago..."--The Buddha

  • Dan Underwood  6 days ago

    The B1 66-ER very true!

  • Ari  8 days ago

    @Bob Ravenscraft I’m not sure we agree on the concept of Christian death.

  • færah  4 months ago

    When you're so detached from reality this is old news (':

  • Rýán Túçk  3 days ago

    Sofia Green ‘so’-detached: as compared to some ethereal standard.

  • gallowsgradient  5 days ago

    "Knowing " it and trying to prove it-- the line between is critical thinking.

  • Rachel Johnson  2 months ago

    After my sister died, I began questioning the meaning of life and my existence. Not a fun place to be but it lead me to begin researching NDEs (near death experiences) and one in particular grabbed my attention. Dr Eban Alexander had an extraordinary NDE in the early 90's after suffering from a bacterial infection in his brain. Within hours he was in a comatose state and went on to go into another realm. He vividly describes being surrounded by love and taken on an incredible journey where he learned t...

  • RS24MIRV  12 hours ago

    @Nick Pezzopane There is this notion that there is a permanent “I” or “me,” which is a separate entity that can be found. The obvious assumption of we are our body sounds good until we look at it and say “this is my body,” which implies at that moment that whatever owns the body wasn’t the body. The observer and the observed; duality denies our body being what we are. It is also in a state of impermanence, and at a sensate level it is made up of energy flickering at a similar rate to reality.Perhaps...

  • Nick Pezzopane  yesterday

    You couldn't be more right Rachel. It's become clear to me as well through process of elimination and deductive logic really, that if "I" have a body and a brain then I can't BE these things. They are "mine". In fact everything physical about me, every cell in my body is mine. I am the owner, the possessor, and everything about my physical body is what I possess. The two are undeniably separate. "Mine" means ownership. There is the owner and the owned. Their are many thing...

  • Rasheed Gaspard  3 months ago

    This is you reading your comment.

  • Argot May  18 days ago

    Who smacked you?

  • susan ivy  19 days ago

    "This is you reading your comment"NO!!This is YOU reading MY comment.Any questions?

  • shahriyar nishad  2 months ago

    HE looks like a wizard from ancient egypt....

  • Leah Glaser  2 days ago

    👑Greetings Sean. You are correct in all that you sense. Temporary permission was granted throughout the centuries for this seed to continue to bring confusion etc.. so that humanity could have FREE CHOICE it is important to be offered many different paths to choose from!!! We are I feel close to the time when the truth will be revealed 😉🌸👑

  • Argot May  18 days ago

    the Nephilizard ?

  • PaidLancer  1 years ago

    This guy is dressed like he just left the matrix

  • Teknix m  yesterday

    Straight out of Zion

  • Snowflake Crystal  14 days ago

    He has.