Is Seeing Believing?

This is a documentary from BBC Horizon about sensory illusions. It’s fascinating to see in how many ways can our brains be fooled. Most popular are of course optical illusions, included are the illusions with colors where our brain perceives the same color as different depending on the surroundings, or the illusions with 3D space. However, all of our senses can be fooled in different ways.

Now the big question is the following. Is this simply an error in the way our brains work, or is it there for a reason? What if those errors our brains do, are actually an advantage in some way? Could they have evolved and prove useful?

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9 Responses to Is Seeing Believing?

  1. Kaylea says:

    I’m not wrohty to be in the same forum. ROTFL

  2. Mildred says:

    Suepbrly illuminating data here, thanks!

  3. aristotelix says:

    link is removed : (

  4. tomca32 says:

    Yeah the video got blocked, I will try to find alternative source.

  5. teaisformugs says:

    found an alternative link on chinese site but video the same and not subtitled.
    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjIwMTcyMzc2.html

  6. Iffi says:

    Glad to read your post :). It is very informative!

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