"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one"

Reality and how we all experience it is a great place to start the discussion on strange phenomenon. The fact that our brain is playing tricks on us all day long in order for this world to make sense is pretty trippy. 

Have you ever watched the TV show Brain Games?

Cutie and major advocate for psychedelics Jason Silva is the host and he goes around doing experiments that challenge the brain. After watching an episode on Netflix I remember feeling even more lost. On one hand I was amazed that the brain can compute so fast; but yet why couldn't I the force behind the brain discern some of these things naturally. 

Take for instance this illusion.

OPTICOPTICAL ILLUSION What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray? Can you see it? Gradients and shadows give your brain clues based on your past experiences with shadows. But shadows can lie to you. AL ILLUSION What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray? Can you see it? Gradients and shadows give your brain clues based on your past experiences with shadows. But shadows can lie to you. Click the image to further boggle your mind with more brain games.

OPTICOPTICAL ILLUSION
What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray? Can you see it? Gradients and shadows give your brain clues based on your past experiences with shadows. But shadows can lie to you. AL ILLUSION

What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray? Can you see it? Gradients and shadows give your brain clues based on your past experiences with shadows. But shadows can lie to you. Click the image to further boggle your mind with more brain games.

Are we living in an illusion? A Matrix?

Press Play! He gets a little preachy at the end but presents many interesting topics for considering. 

So what do you say? Have you thought about this? Experienced a tear in the matrix? A realization? An awakening? Let's discuss. 


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