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.

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  • Spacey B  (Apr 25, 2018))

    If I die and wake up with some crazy dive vr headset on.. im giving this game a one star rating...

  • It's ok To be white  (23 hours ago))

    Take some pshycedelics and try a higher level in life😉😅

  • Elon Musk  (Mar 6, 2019))

    Spacey B and GameStop will still only give you $3.50 for this game

  • Caine S  (Oct 31, 2018))

    I unfortunately went into phycosis once and started hallucinating and having vivid dreams and nightmares and sleepwalking. I can remember most of my hallucinations and in that moment it time it all felt so real, I died multiple times laying in my bed starting at the wall just thinking that this is what death is, "the last thing you see before you die" I believed i was dead so much that I even pissed myself and wet the bed as a 21 yr old because I felt I had to pee and I thought I was dead so ...

  • Chubs Fatboy  (46 minutes ago))

    +MindofaJedi dude you are way off. "When you die that's it" you never die you leave your host and actually get 2 go home. I've had a near death experience, and i can tell you without a doubt , death is when "life" TRULY BEGINS!

  • Chubs Fatboy  (54 minutes ago))

    I had a near death experience when I was 4 . It's kinda ruined the rest of my life so far cause it's like seeing the final finally if a fireworks show. How ever for me the experience was awesome. It is like going home to where u really belong and there's no drug or any shrooms that will give u the greatest feeling of unexplainable joy there in the universe! I could go on for hours about something that was in earth time maybe 5 minutes. If you were murdered (God forbid) you would want 2 thank that pers...

  • Vaishnavi Mishra  (Nov 13, 2018))

    OMG what if every mother thinks her kid is the most beautiful in the world because she ACTUALLY perceives them to be.

  • M. Bax  (Mar 11, 2019))

    That is a good mother. Well, if it is an inner beauty, not physical. Lol

  • Kyle Dotcom  (Feb 19, 2019))

    Vaishnavi Mishra my mom says that’s not true

  • Tikit  (Feb 5, 2019))

    The real MVP of this video is the lady in bottom left at 8:50 trying to translate this into sign language.

  • Captain Ertiar  (Feb 13, 2019))

    You got it all backwards man, those are gang signs.She's challenging the rivaling gang to a fight to the death.

  • candy :P  (Nov 5, 2018))

    “Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.”*...bold of you to assume i wasn’t already doing that*

  • ARTYS.SPACE  (Jan 5, 2019))

    +Dylan Scott omg im having an internal ENFP crisis right now and this talk just, i don't even know anymore.

  • Ender Wolf  (Jul 29, 2017))

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

  • KayMacCees  (Feb 19, 2019))

    +Martin G smh whenever someone mentions jesus you are already lost

  • Yashpal Krishna  (3 days ago))

    Guys, read "The Power of Now" if you are intrigued by this video.. it's amazing.

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    This is you reading your comment.

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  • Elon Musk  (Mar 6, 2019))

    Rasheed Gaspard 🤯

  • Jib Ash  (2 days ago))

    I dont know what kind of an intellectual you call yourself as, Anil Seth. But I think you're confused between perceptional differences of reality and you call reality a hallucination. That's dope. Well if you think it isnt, start a religion or a cult and be onto changing the hallucinations of reality with your awesome new 'science'.The evidence you provided was sort of a post impressionistic and you choose to assume that is the reality. What an educated wacko! Go get a pedicure and see if your hallu...

  • João oliveira  (Oct 18, 2018))

    Looking at the comments of this amazing video is really disappointing.

  • Siyan Saheem  (Mar 2, 2019))

    Wow, I can not agree less