Is Reality a Controlled Hallucination? - with Anil Seth

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    How does our biology give rise to the experience of consciousness?
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    Anil Seth argues, using innovative combinations of theory and experiment, that our brains are prediction machines inventing our world and correcting our mistakes by the microsecond. Anil's new perspective on consciousness has shed light on the nature of the self, free will, the intimate relationship between being alive and being aware - and the possibility of conscious machines.

    Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, where he is also Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. He is also a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Program on Brain, Mind, and Consciousness, and Co-Director of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme: From Sensation and Perception to Awareness.

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Alexandre Pannier
Alexandre Pannier

Thanks for the interesting talk. Just wanted to comment on the quote "Nothing worth reading has been written on it [consciousness]." In the modern, materialistic scientific literature, maybe. It would be a shame though to forget that Eastern traditions have been thinking about it for ages and made pretty astounding discoveries. For instance, the idea at the centre of this talk that our reality and our sense of self are like an illusion has been one of the main claims of Buddhism for the last 2600 years (since the Buddha lived).

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you found it you found it
you found it you found it

@moi2833 can you prove that ?

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Lance Love
Lance Love

Makes you want to change your name to nyquil doesn't it.

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David Olea Duplan
David Olea Duplan

Ah ah ah ah this claim is hilarious...and Buddhism has cured cancer, also....

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moi2833
moi2833

@JoshAlmighty there is no such thing as "spiritual science", that's an oxymoron.

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denture Clinic
denture Clinic

I hallucinated from a medication when I was about 13. I saw and talked to friends from school. They were completely normal looking like they were actually right there in front of me. Blew my mind that my brain could do that and gave me insight to kids having imaginary friends that are very real to them.

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Dr Diablory
Dr Diablory

@D3athangel1 I don't believe his premise that a lot of people don't think in 3D. Surely most people do, don't they?

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Railgap Esoterica
Railgap Esoterica

@DMTdreamz you sound like every other DMT enthusiast. That should be a red flag for you, but it won't be. All DMT enthusiasts sound like they've had a religious epiphany, but somehow they can never explain their "belief system". To anyone who HASN'T done DMT (specifically, DMT, not mushrooms or LSD), it all sounds like word salad.

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D3athangel1
D3athangel1

@Yeast Spread Wow. I very frequently think in 3D. Especially for things like maps, geography — driving directions, and for how I imagine mechanical things to work. Crazy too, cuz dyslexia runs in the family on my dads side.

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shut up
shut up

@L nah, ever heard of tulpas? Kids can "hallucinate" too

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Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

What really blew my mind was the fact that me - an overfed long haired leaping gnome - should be the star of a Hollywood movie.

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A Thousand Suns
A Thousand Suns

It's interesting that we are now speaking about the living beings beings being eternal. The really interesting thing is that this knowledge has been expressed in Vedic philosophy since time immorial. Srila Prabhupada in the 1960s brought this knowledge to the west to educate 'scientists' and leaders of society about the nature of the soul. Without such understanding we find ourselves in so much suffering as we have engage in ignorant activities which consequently lead to suffering. This talk is on the right lines but is missing the most crucial elements such as the science of self Realisation and science of God Realisation. It touches on the matter of love and the relationship between the soul and other living entities. However, bhaktivedanta philosophy which is hardly heard of explores these matters in great detail, focusing on the matter of love and how that relates to the souls natural constitutional position. After death, life continues , but what is the point of creating an animalistic consciousness which only leads to suffering in the next life? Bhakti is the art and science of loving God and other living beings and how to live respectfully in this life with the natural world. Read The Science of Self Realisation, Life comes from Life and Journey of Self Discovery by Srila Prabhupada and Bhagavad gita. ISCKON is the only scientific institution in the world that teaches the science of the soul and how it passes from this life into the next. Read and listen to lectures by Srila Prabhupada and you will see how this cosmic creation and consciousness actually works. Hare Krishna!

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Diamantimaths
Diamantimaths

When you go into the dimensions of consciousness and get to the having a body and being a body and the rubber hand experiment it clicked in my brain what Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is about (my daughter has it) Her body switches perception randomly and because of it can't walk , has pain, dissociated or stammers and seemingly unexpected turns back to 'normal or 'functional' perspective. It sounds like a conscious disease after listening to this talk and makes it clearer to me why the medical world struggles with it Physical doctors say it is mental and mental doctors say it is physical and no one knows what to do with it. Would love to hear the speakers views on this very disabling disease...

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Timothy Calco
Timothy Calco

I recommend psychedelic mushrooms

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Victor Guzman
Victor Guzman

@Logical Concept And how did you come to that conclusion? Can you show your math? As far as I know, neither Quantum mechanics nor Particle Physics are complete and do not give us all the answers we are looking for, but I guess you found it, right?

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Brian K
Brian K

Sorry to hear about your daughters suffering.

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cupid ok
cupid ok

so that means none of you are real.

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Stay at Home Cichlid Mom
Stay at Home Cichlid Mom

Sounds like she experiences some sort of misfiring or disconnected, prolonged Epileptic sieger. I'm not a doctor but if she doesn't have a psychotic disorder or developmental disorder than what else could it be but neurological. Love Doctors. They are unable to admit they don't know, so instead they say it's something unrelated to what they practice. My daughter Is Autistic and losses the ability to speak, she can go from being fine, talking, to Stimming, unable to say anything but noises. This is caused by sensory processing which also falls under her being Autistic.

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DrSpooglemon
DrSpooglemon

"Consciousness is like, a feeling or whatever." ~ Science

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SeekingSuZen
SeekingSuZen

@DrSpooglemon lol that’s funny

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David Jones
David Jones

When almost everyone already knows it: science: - is it possibly true?

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sead00
sead00

@Good Mitchy j1

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Altin Gashi
Altin Gashi

@László Márai the science community isn’t as welcome as you might think. In fact, it’s more unwelcoming than a lot of other disciplines.

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EnigMa AGODAMi
EnigMa AGODAMi

@DrSpooglemon 😒 *Ehh...WhaT's liFe wiThouT a liTTLe bReViTy.!* 😆

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Shantanu Shekhar's June rft
Shantanu Shekhar's June rft

Also recommended is a book called “The mind Illuminated” by Culadasa (John Yates). He was a professor of neuroscience and trained in Buddhist meditation for over 40 years.

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Ralf Gustav
Ralf Gustav

thanks, mate, I will have a look at it :)

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here's johnny
here's johnny

You practice meditation you train to be a Dr.

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Mz.Weiners
Mz.Weiners

thank uu

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EnigMa AGODAMi
EnigMa AGODAMi

😃 *I'm aLWaYs happy to eXpanD my libRaRY thanKs foR the reCoMMenDaTioN.!!* 📚

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RandomThings
RandomThings

My brother had cancer. They put him on morphine in the hospital. He was still in a lot of pain, so I asked the nurse how much he's allowed. She gave me a figure and I said well he's really hurting, how about you give him half of the full amount. She did that, and I made sure that for the time I was there, (6 hours) that they gave him that amount on time. So 2 hours later, we're talking and he's clearly pain free. But abruptly, h asks if there's a giant spider in the corner, near the ceiling. I looked and said, no, there's nothing there. OK, he said, then I'm hallucinating. Too much morphine can do that. The amazing thing is, that he became aware that he WAS hallucinating, once I confirmed that there really wasn't a giant spider in the room. That blew me away.

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RugDoc97
RugDoc97

@RandomThings he's saying while hallucinating you can't touch them,

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Stormseed
Stormseed

@Dino C by the 1+1 feeling are you meaning the observer and the observed?

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Semir Tesnjak
Semir Tesnjak

The weird part is i have also had cancer and got treatment now im cancer free but im dreaming constantly stuff now. I never used to dream before.

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Xdray Gul
Xdray Gul

So nice to see everyone catching up with Huxley finally. Too bad no one's giving him credit for what are ultimately precisely his ideas.

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JUAN OYARZO ALVARADO
JUAN OYARZO ALVARADO

This is mindblowing. I wonder what goes on in really intense psychodellic experiences in relation to ego disolution. The perception of oneness and unity that disolves dualism. Obviously, level, content, and self are affected but it seems that it is the self what’s dismantled as a hallucination most evidently. Thank you very much for sharing this lecture.

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Ti
Ti

@idly blare ...ehh... some of them are great. Others are a little clickbaity.

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idly blare
idly blare

^^that’s just one really good report, he has many more that are mind blowing, I love to hear these different experiences even though I haven’t taken a psychedelic in a couple years. Cheers🖤

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idly blare
idly blare

Hey, if you wanna hear deep psychedelic experiences, there’s this new channel called Vivec, and he does a bunch of trip reports, some of the most interesting experiences I’ve heard of. I’ll link one here…

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Ti
Ti

Juan Oyarzo Alvarado, ego dissolution is one of the most beautiful, natural, relaxing and loving feelings a living being could ever experience. We are always living in oneness, there's really no separation, but our minds, our identities and our ego-structures create the illusion of a separate self. This means oneness can be experienced even without drugs but psychedelics are one road of experiencing it and oh man, oh man. It will change the way you view everything in life.

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Infonode
Infonode

The academic conversion on consciousness has matured so much in the last 15 years or so. Very inspiring.

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USA TAMONDOMUNI
USA TAMONDOMUNI

@ResidentFelon PART 12 Why Are There NO Non-Living Things 1Etymologically, the English word “life” is from the Old Norse word “lif” and is from the Old High German word “lib”, which literal etymos, that is, true, meaning is “body”. 2That is the true truth that our “body” is what the word “life” means correctly originally, and it is what that word “life” must still mean today—it is one of the wise ways to live a truly meaningful life here on earth—and don’t get around it to look for another meaning for life—otherwise, you will become a crazy fool scientist. 3It must be a true truth that there must be NO such “non-living matter”, or NO such nonliving material or substance, which my fellow brilliant materialists and evolutionists believed, from where what they wrongly called “life” arose and subsequently evolved or developed entirely by natural means—that’s abiogenesis. 4 That is by cause material life or all material living things or entities, animal and non-animal, came ONLY originally from the living First Yesthing, the First Matter, by natural means. 5The very act of constant moving of all atoms in all materials, even in the pronounced “dead on arrival”, or “non-living” cement, gravel and sand, must be the sufficient proof and evidence: • That every atom, every material being or substance must be living or must naturally have everlasting life and must naturally have self-consciousness, memory, mental life or intelligence a zillion times higher than the intelligence of the brilliant non-living-matter evolutionists or abiogenesisists and brilliant religious creationists. 6As such, just like us human beings, whose consciousness is due to the consciousness of the atoms, and who, without the direct direction of our First Mother, are able to design and make houses only by our own conscious selves, the material atoms only by their own conscious selves, without the direct direction of our First Mother, must also be able to design or create living human and non-human beings. 7In true truth, we are all made up of immortal material atoms and it must even be a stupidity to theorize, question, wonder or quarrel about whom amongst the Gods, Aliens or ET’s created us. 8In just a dot-size portion of our material body, that is, life, there are about 10 billion invisible, everlasting, moving materialists, antichrists, socialists, communists, scientists, geneticists, USAist philosophers and bioengineers who are called “atoms”, “protons”, “neutrons”, “electrons” and “quarks”. 9That must even be the main cause why, with observational evidences, the materials or atoms in stupidly supposed “nonliving” things in nature have been known to arise, exist, and evolve and to develop into millions of different kinds of possible material beings by “natural means”.

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deltasquared7777
deltasquared7777

I suspect that yogis and mystics have a more direct connection with consciousness than 'academics'

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willcreep
willcreep

@Thérèse Fournier what the heck do you mean by "good" vibration frequency and energy

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Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

It's gone nowhere. They still haven't evolved beyond preschool. It only seems like progress to you because you don't know any better.

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petrairene
petrairene

Yes. Because we live in a mental interpretation of the limited input about reality we can get from our sense organs.

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CJ Mattias
CJ Mattias

Not what he's talking about tho

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SizzleShnizzle
SizzleShnizzle

What is real then she'd some light because you are being very vague...

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SizzleShnizzle
SizzleShnizzle

@everything isalllies there is definitely objective truths, like the laws of physics. You cannot walk through a door without opening it etc. But in most cases everything things are subjective meaning perception dictates what is true for that person. Many things that are out there as objective truths that are actually just theories is exactly my point. Reality is shaped by how you think at the end of the day.

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Steven Newman
Steven Newman

Yes of course reality is a hallucination, we only pull a small amount of relevant information from our surroundings and the brain generates the rest, all of our brains do it similarly enough that our hallucinations agree with each other, although I'm sure everyone perceives reality slightly differently.

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willcreep
willcreep

@Dayton Robar avoid fooling yourself into thinking you know the heart of a stranger

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Dayton Robar
Dayton Robar

@willcreep yes I think you’re searching for validation and no lol but alright I’m not trying to carry on the conversation anymore, take care

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willcreep
willcreep

@Dayton Robar did you think i was trying to sound smart or something? i don't know about applying the scientific method at early age but you could really make use of the last part of my previous comment

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Dayton Robar
Dayton Robar

@willcreep I was being sarcastic I’ve been over everything you’re saying by time I was like 15, I have Google and wiki and YouTube too and I’m actually a neuroscience major with a concentration in cognitive and computational neuroscience, but yeah man again, interesting stuff

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willcreep
willcreep

@Dayton Robar this really depends on how you want to live your life, people are, in a way, legitimate to dismiss reality for the sake of hapiness because when you only live once you try to be as happy as possible but i am certain of a sad fact that is if you want to be aware, and pursuit knowledge, you will need to favorise truth over your own comfort (mainly mental comfort) : this means fighting the confirmation bias by trying to refute the things you would like to believe in, spending effort to verify what you don't want to, this kind of thing. the price is high and the reward is low then to convey this to other people i don't know any technique, it's not like i even read that much for fancy vocabulary, just try to use the precise terms and don't assume anyone is an idiot without making sure of it

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Roman Konečný
Roman Konečný

This video made me feel like I am eating with my brain. The quality of this knowledge and the curiosity and the necessity of obtaining understanding of this concept for my personal growth made me feel better than I've ever felt in my entire life.

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BinaThere
BinaThere

@USA TAMONDOMUNI if you think so. 😁

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Roman Konečný
Roman Konečný

@USA TAMONDOMUNI Man u gotta chill, u trippin

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USA TAMONDOMUNI
USA TAMONDOMUNI

@Roman Konečný If so, then show us the point. You must know that "real" and "true" are not the same. What Are Truth, True and Real? : For the True Lasting World Peace and Order 1The “re” in the word “real” is the variant stem of the Latin word “res”, which literally means “thing” or "being". 2The “al” in the word “real” is the Latin “alis”, which literally means “from” or “of”. 3Thus, the word “real” literally means “thingfrom” or “from being”. 4The First Thing or First Being must be the First Matter from whom everything that is real, including the First Space and First Time, came or emerged to exist. 5Thus, the First Matter, who must be our second-to-none First Mother, the true Supreme Being of all beings, must be the "fundamental" and the only not "real" (or not from First Thing) or not "material" (not from First Matter), but all material things, including all spaces or places and times must be “real” or "emergence". 6Thus, the existence of the Supreme Being is NOT real but true simply by cause real and true are not the same. 7The English word “true” is from the Old English word “treowe”, meaning literally “loyal” or “trustworthy” by cause being true is being in accordance with the actual state or condition, as in 1+1=2. 8The English word "truth" is from the Old English word “treowth”, the adjective or noun of “treowe” or “true”, meaning “loyal” or “trustworthy”, which is akin to Old Norse word "tryggr” and Gothic (God’s) word “triggws”, meaning “trustworthy”. 9Indeed, all the swindlers or robbery extortionists, psychopathic liars and deceivers, like Jesus and Muhammad, the prophets, priests, pastors, ministers, rabbis, imams and brahmins, were “truths” or “trustworthy” to their victims before their victims discovered they were NOT “true truths” or they were “false trustworthy”--- they are also called "traitors". 10Thus, the word “truth” until now literally means “the true or actual state of a matter”, or “conformity with fact or reality”. 11And the mind-boggling is that of all brilliant scientists and philosophers, only USA ta Mondomuni, who is “nothing” or “nobody” to you, is telling you the final sciences and/or true truths about “reality”, “matter” et cetera. 12The world’s Number1humbugger Jesus Christ boasted, saying, “I am the way (wise), the truth and the life”, and Paul (Fool), his debater, lawyer son-in-law, criticized others, saying that they were “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7 KJV). 13As you know, in our world, there are so many truths, like 1+1=2, not 1+1=1 (John10:30). 14In the Bible’s story of Jesus’ arraignment (John 18:28-38), Attorney Pontius Pilate, the Roman procurator of Judea, questioned Jesus: “What is truth?” for which Jesus could not or did not answer. 15It was after Jesus had said to him that he, Jesus, was the king of heaven, that is, he was Theos or Zeus (NOT God—Jesus spoke NO English, you know!); and that for that reason he, Jesus, a false or fools’ Jehovah’s Witness, was born in this world to testify that it was the truth. 16That is exactly what that particular supposed “truth” they, Jesus and his disciples, were psychopathically talking about, which was merely a psychopathic lie or “false truth”. Why? 17That is by cause Theos was merely Zeus of the Greek mythology. 18It is a true truth that the name or word “Theos” is from the Sanskrit word “Dyaus”, which literally means “Sky”, and Jesus Christ could NEVER be the sky or dios above you. Hoy, have mercy on yourself! 19Jesus and Paul, like all ancient Christians and non-Christians, were theos-ignorant, atom-ignorant, television-ignorant, electricity-ignorant, radio-ignorant, telephone-ignorant and coronavirus-ignorant, 20Therefore; it was the Sinner Fool and Jesus Christ who were “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" (2 Timothy 3:7 KJV). 21Therefore, Jesus Christ's and Christians' “truths” must be the “false truths” and Jesus Christ and Christians must be the psychopathic liars and deceivers, true Devils who deceived the whole world whom you must NOT believe NOR honor. 22That is why the “truths” of Jesus and of his victims, the Christians, are “fools ‘truths” or “false truths”, NOT “true truths”. 23It is the “truths” of USA ta Mondomuni and of his saved, the USAists, which are the “true truths”. 24Surely, it is USA ta Mondomuni who is telling you the true truths that will set you free from the prison of religious and political psychotropic lies and deception whom you must believe, support and honor. 25For more true truths about Theos and Jesus, Google 3 of the true Holy Books of USA ta Mondomuni, entitled: • Why Was Jesus Christ Neither a Son of God Nor the Lord God? : The True Truths That Will Set You Free; • Why Is Christianity a Stupidity Like Any Religion? : The True Truths That Will Set You Free; • The True Truths about Deity, Dios, Deus, Theos, Zeus, Jesus, Jehovah, Brahma, Allah, Elohim, Lord God, and the True Supreme Being: The Only True and the Best Theology

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Roman Konečný
Roman Konečný

@USA TAMONDOMUNI U clearly missed the point of the video...

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Wolf-Dieter Grabner
Wolf-Dieter Grabner

Thanks a lot for your excellent and inspiring talk!

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Douglas Butner
Douglas Butner

Wonderful talk, great speaker. I teach a course on Universal Consciousness, and am happy to explain the levels of consciousness in our universe and the related geometry if asked. From this talk, I think it's very valuable to understand that we can associate not just our body as our self. You also extend this onto others.

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Douglas Butner
Douglas Butner

@mitchell Agreed

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mitchell
mitchell

Self is only a concept, not something physical

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James Fox
James Fox

Interesting lecture. I've hallucinated from psychedelics a few times and the similarities I see in the examples are interesting. The first time I did mushrooms, I seen eyes everywhere. Kind of like the video that shows the image of the dog hallucinations. Quite similar to that. It was an odd feeling.

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mitchell
mitchell

He was a good bit off base with that description, unfortunately.

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Stephanie
Stephanie

Exactly my thoughts. It’s made me understand the effects of psychedelics a lot better. I saw hundreds of cats on a boulder 🐱

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42gentian
42gentian

Yes it is, which is self-evident every day as you say: there is no real 'agency', it need not be termed a 'hard problem', and consideration of electrochemical interactions or the the multiverse need not be brought into it 🙂

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Cornelis Lucyus
Cornelis Lucyus

These psychedelic states are similar to deep meditation. Interestingly epsilon, hyper-gamma and lambda brain states result in a very similar mystical "shamanic" experience. There has been some interesting research done in this field in the last decade. Brainwaves are at least something we can actually measure and they seem deeply related to our experience of consciousness.

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Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT!!! BUT! If you really are like this, try to at least roughly explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical online ROULETTE game, depicted on my icon??? HM...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has the property of creating reality. You can influence the creation process. Any method of influence is just a way of influencing the process, the process itself cannot be changed.

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Charles Carabott
Charles Carabott

That's the plan. Scare them enough with OMICRON and they won't think or question anything. And amazingly it WORKS.

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Videographer Experience
Videographer Experience

ayep

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Yung DC
Yung DC

@Revelation13 except what you said is entirely true 😆

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GHPeakfitness
GHPeakfitness

"Even the perception of whether things feel real can change"....I've had depersonalization/derealization for the last 9 monthes, and, let me tell you, that...that right there, is very true

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here's johnny
here's johnny

@A. George Dude you're desperately reading way too much into the comment, if you can't tell that I was clearly speculating then I can't help you. The point is once again and I do hope you can understand this....someone replied asking if he was suffering from schizophrenia...there's enough to say he isn't because his symptoms are less than a year old.....DID starts before the formation of Identity before age 9 rule that out, schizophrenia isn't what he described so that's out especially because it changes for him in his perception while he maintains clarity in his thoughts..... Really not sure what your goal is when my point was plainly very clear...you seem to have stated and revised in your own words what I've already said....truly bizarre.

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here's johnny
here's johnny

@A. George Dissociative identity disorder IS an identity issue my friend and something I already put forth, it could be DP/DR but that isn't consistent with what he is describing but it is also a symptom of anxiety and doesn't need to be connected to PTSD to occur.. My point was he isn't describing schizophrenia as the original individual thought.

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Nana Sakyi
Nana Sakyi

@here's johnny ah, wise and insightful words my friend. Thank you for the information!

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here's johnny
here's johnny

@Nana Sakyi Too much emotional and or physical trauma makes the brain close down, people having an attack will often seem spaced out or like they're somewhere else...it's a symptom of anxiety but can also be part of dissociative identity disorder also known as multiple personality disorder...it leaves you feeling abit like you are walking around in a dream where of course what you think to be real often changes. personally I think the person is describing an existential crisis where you're healthy but extremely conflicted about your purpose in the world. 🤔

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Nana Sakyi
Nana Sakyi

@here's johnny oh, I got confused. explain a little more

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Dr1v3r
Dr1v3r

First encountered Mr Seth on the psychedelics world science festival interview and this man’s knows what he’s talking about , always great to learn thank you !!!

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Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

Of course. Every snake oil salesman knows what they're talking about. The problem is that they believe their hallucinations and you have accepted them as your own.

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Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT! BUT! Try to explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical game of ROULETTE, depicted on my icon? Hm...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has only one property, it is the creation of reality. The process of creation (script) can be influenced, but the process itself (mechanism) cannot be changed!!

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Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT!!! BUT! If you really are like this, try to at least roughly explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical online ROULETTE game, depicted on my icon??? HM...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has the property of creating reality. You can influence the creation process. Any method of influence is just a way of influencing the process, the process itself cannot be changed.

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Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT!! BUT! If you really are like this, try to at least roughly explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical online ROULETTE game, depicted on my icon??? HM...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has the property of creating reality. You can influence the creation process. Any method of influence is just a way of influencing the process, the process itself cannot be changed.

Vor 4 Monate
Geranium Zanzibar
Geranium Zanzibar

This is worth understanding: consciousness is a result of being alive, not of being intelligent.

Vor 6 Monate
Aniya Ruffin
Aniya Ruffin

@Glyne Martin AI intelligence is progressing if not has progressed towards self awareness

Vor Monat
mitchell
mitchell

Unfortunately, the speaker did not give a single bit of evidence to back up that conjecture

Vor 2 Monate
Charles Bartlett
Charles Bartlett

@Lulu As my father-in-law approached his impending death last October he spoke to me about his worries about what happens when you die. I told him I couldn’t help him with his crisis of faith but that he could help us. I asked my father-in-law to send us a message after he died to let us know he was ok. As my wife and I laid in a deep sleep the night after he died the bedroom TV turned on and blasted trumpet music at a deafening level and a blindingly bright white light projected out. My wife and I knew instantly it was him. He was practically deaf from a service related disability and almost blind from severe cataracts. He always had his TV at the maximum volume and brightness and complained it wouldn’t go louder or brighter. It’s changed my way of thinking concerning consciousness. As an engineer my thinking had always been predicated by my beliefs in a science based world. Perhaps the current level science doesn’t explain consciousness.

Vor 3 Monate
Bechara Saab
Bechara Saab

That was refreshingly interesting. As a neuroscientist, i rolled my eyes at the title, but decided to give it a watch while packing for an upcoming flight. Beautiful talk. I would like to clarify that we can label three sources of information for the brain: i) the outside environment, ii) the body, and iii) the brain itself. The last source is fundamental to medicine since the ability for the brain to send itself information is critical for neural circuit training. We can train our brains via imaged (instead of actual) experiences.

Vor 3 Monate
here's johnny
here's johnny

Bit of a dismissive attitude to roll your eyes at things, kinda defeats the point of being a scientist.

Vor Monat
Tryptonian
Tryptonian

"Imagine being a brain for a second" That's pretty profound. Never thought of how immeasurable a task

Vor 3 Monate
Tryptonian
Tryptonian

@Passivalkoholiker and if one wakes up with no recollection of an dream experienced, what is done to bridge that gap?

Vor 3 Monate
Passivalkoholiker
Passivalkoholiker

You just have to remember your dreams from last night, to figure it out

Vor 3 Monate
Dawn Day
Dawn Day

Dreaming is basically your memory seeing visuals on TV, observing things around us in a subconscious way. Your mind picks up the stimuli around you, and that is what we dream about. Some dreams make sense and others don't. It's a world salad that our mind creates for us. Anyway, that's my thought on the matter!

Vor 3 Monate
David Santos
David Santos

the acting on tv you live actions on dreans.

Vor Monat
C. T
C. T

In regard to the starlings, isn;t it the same phenomenon that occurred amongst humans on the Millenium Bridge, in London when it began to sway. All of the people began to walk in the same manner. It was a reaction to the environment, collectively as the starlings are reacting to the environment, collectively. I am not a scientist, just a thought...

Vor 3 Monate
Thinkin' About Politics
Thinkin' About Politics

Separating consciousness from sensation and agency feels like trying to separate time and space. I find the definition of consciousness offered to be unconvincing

Vor 5 Monate
here's johnny
here's johnny

@AJ Health Solutions Well it isn't because the universe still has a linear flow that will lead to the eventual destruction of all life....a linear flow is exactly what time is.

Vor Monat
Frank Chiang
Frank Chiang

@AJ Health Solutions this idea is still not a fact and cannot be used as an argument.

Vor 4 Monate
AJ Health Solutions
AJ Health Solutions

Time and space itself an illusion

Vor 4 Monate
Frank Chiang
Frank Chiang

Agreed, consciousness in itself (if exists outside of sensation and memory) is unstudyable.

Vor 5 Monate
Dreadmoc
Dreadmoc

The hard problem - the intuition arises from the fact that I'm not just conscious, I'm aware of being conscious. The question is, does the bat know it's a bat? Maybe it's not like anything to be a bat, the bat is unaware of its consciousness. This is self awareness, not just the fact that I'm awake and having experiences, but the ability to understand I'm awake and having experiences, and able to observe both of those things happening from a state of self awareness. Is a dog capable of thought experiment? Especially that which concerns his own experience? I suppose it's all just electrical signals firing in a lump of meat, but you can't blame one for believing there's more to it, we only see the ability in humans. It might be helpful if a bat could describe what it's like to be a bat.

Vor 6 Monate
The Ouroboros System
The Ouroboros System

Running that experiment falls under "content". All content corresponds to specific patterns of neurological hardware activating in the brain. So presumably humans are animals that have the right hardware and patterns of activation to create that content. We know that different species have different kinds of brains, different shapes, sizes, and lobes; so I think it's fair to say that some of those brains probably wouldn't be able to support that content. Perhaps only a few species have ever achieved that capability in the history of the Earth.

Vor 2 Monate
Madonnalitta1
Madonnalitta1

@Naomi Wallace no, but you can draw your attention to it. As we're doing now. Kind of like breathing is involuntary but you can control it if you think about it.

Vor 2 Monate
Naomi Wallace
Naomi Wallace

I'm not sure that you are aware of being conscious at the same time as you are experiencing consciousness

Vor 3 Monate
SternaMC919 Sterna
SternaMC919 Sterna

You would have to be a bat to fully understand bats 😉. Maybe a clever bat will think you are not conscious of bats consciousness.

Vor 4 Monate
Prof Avocado
Prof Avocado

Great explanation of free will.

Vor 8 Monate
MirageThaHustla
MirageThaHustla

I'm autistic. I know when I'm having a hallucination due to medication. I know it's a hallucination and I know it's not right immediately. I also remember all my dreams even from childhood.

Vor 2 Monate
Michael
Michael

I remembered my dreams alot as a child and recall them months later. I wrote many down.I would sometimes have dreams about my town they had an Ed Burton style. Once I learned I could fly i would remember in other dreams that i could. Heights towers aerials pylons elevators that could go different directions and rotate. Sometimes I would re visit places I went in other dreams. Sometimes I would be curious go wandering around labyrinthine suburbs going through people's front door out another see what's there a winding path to another home. Occasionally my brain would lag rendering creating the new room

Vor Monat
Tanner G
Tanner G

I waved at you in that super market dream but you kept walking

Vor 2 Monate
Charlie Evergreen
Charlie Evergreen

Amazing talk. This seems like a legitimate path to continue exploring.

Vor 3 Monate
Peter Dykes
Peter Dykes

We don’t know, not we don’t really know. Put it another way: we don’t have too many clues. The idea that we can invent AI that is equivalent to the brain in the next 50 years is ludicrous considering our level of ignorance, as evidenced by our very limited knowledge of the brain in this lecture.

Vor 5 Monate
Alan Tennant
Alan Tennant

Consciousness cannot specifically require carbon, as you're getting towards with the flock of birds, it's about the high level stuff not the low level. Neural networks can be recurrent, include memory cells/neutrons, be biased towards curiosity seeking and focus behaviours, skip layers or even not use a layered structure, and be discrete or approximately continuous. The basics behind the neural network also apply with systems such as the MCTS and simulated annealing, even to some extent many different kinds of Cellular Automata such as some simple ones that preserve physical conservation laws such as conservation of matter.

Vor 7 Monate
helicopterdriver
helicopterdriver

I'm pretty confident after 69 years that their are alternate realities we experience depending on what we project or expect in our conscious states. Much like dreaming. I've had it happen many times. Great insights. Thank you. Now if I could just mind meld the winning lotto numbers... but World Peace would be better. We are one, only separated by our perception of possibilities. Whoever dies with the most LOVE wins! :D

Vor 8 Monate
EnigMa AGODAMi
EnigMa AGODAMi

@earlesurfs 😯 *Send me a lisT oF booKs theN pLeaSe m8Te.!* 💰 📚

Vor 2 Monate
abay669
abay669

@earlesurfs Hi , can u please tell me about the books? and maybe 1 or 2 things of ur experience in trading. appreciate a lot . tnx very much and good trading.

Vor 3 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT! BUT! Try to explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical game of ROULETTE, depicted on my icon? Hm...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has only one property, it is the creation of reality. The process of creation (script) can be influenced, but the process itself (mechanism) cannot be changed!!

Vor 4 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT!!! BUT! If you really are like this, try to at least roughly explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical online ROULETTE game, depicted on my icon??? HM...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has the property of creating reality. You can influence the creation process. Any method of influence is just a way of influencing the process, the process itself cannot be changed.

Vor 4 Monate
Motion Compensation
Motion Compensation

This way of looking at consciousness needs to be explored further. In medicine, some ailments may be caused or made worse by our brains making the wrong predictions. Think of high blood pressure as a response to stress. And in designing our world, especially user interfaces. Help the brain make predictions to make a UI more usable, and the humans using it more productive and happy while using it. We could do much more with this knowledge.

Vor 7 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT!! BUT!! If you really are like this, try to at least roughly explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical online ROULETTE game, depicted on my icon??? HM...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has the property of creating reality. You can influence the creation process. Any method of influence is just a way of influencing the process, the process itself cannot be changed.

Vor 4 Monate
Chickadee Acres
Chickadee Acres

Nailed it! We see what we believe based on our unique life experiences and information input.

Vor 5 Monate
Jodie Rafferty
Jodie Rafferty

Like inverted qualia 🤔💯

Vor 4 Monate
Marian Serra
Marian Serra

Yes,like standing on the same block; if you're on the northeastern corner and the other person is on the south-western corner, you are both on the same street but each person sees and experiences differently. It's my standard explanation of what we see and what we don't see.

Vor 5 Monate
Liminal Griffin
Liminal Griffin

I was just introduced to the work of Robert Lanza a week ago, and now this! I’m so grateful to have stumbled upon this talk 🙏🏼 always grateful for a good cosmic breadcrumb trail!

Vor 8 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT! BUT! Try to explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical game of ROULETTE, depicted on my icon? Hm...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has only one property, it is the creation of reality. The process of creation (script) can be influenced, but the process itself (mechanism) cannot be changed!!

Vor 4 Monate
N
N

:)

Vor 6 Monate
Pearl Girl
Pearl Girl

Check out Donald Hoffman- he’s into similar theories

Vor 7 Monate
Korrusmundos
Korrusmundos

Hi I recommend you Rupert Spira. He teaches the direct path to be aware of awareness/consciousness 🙏. I think science doesn’t bring you there. Own experience can..

Vor 8 Monate
Daniel Ash
Daniel Ash

What is happening around me now is a very difficult time. Lucidity of dreaming is a very good idea of how much we have been in awareness and sensory experience.

Vor 3 Monate
Preacher Poet
Preacher Poet

I love the way you talk about free will, the way we perceive information or our core beliefs can influence our projections! Your thoughts are very similar to my own perceptions on this subject.

Vor 2 Monate
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

Great minds don't think alike. Ordinary minds do.

Vor 2 Monate
Ekaterina
Ekaterina

I've experienced a dream, where everything was more real than the reality and in this dream I was able to feel the transition of the dream into the waking life. It was like emerging from water, but thicker, clear jelly like substance and entering this life full of air. That's my best explanation for now, as it's very tricky to describe!

Vor 2 Monate
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

@mitchell "I'm a genius, really. I have a piece of paper that says so: Ph.D." Sorry, but "Ph.D." doesn't stand for "genius." It stands for "piled higher and deeper." Education is not intelligence.

Vor 2 Monate
mitchell
mitchell

@Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus thank goodness the University of Armchair Diagnosing gives out accreditation

Vor 2 Monate
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

@mitchell You need to be put on a good atypical antipsychotic or a stronger one than the one you're already taking. You might want to mention this the next time you see your psychiatrist.

Vor 2 Monate
mitchell
mitchell

@Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus _"so what you're saying is..."_ Truly, the victory cry of the delusional.

Vor 2 Monate
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

@mitchell "God said it, I believe it, that settles it."

Vor 2 Monate
samuelec
samuelec

Since I've read the book "The Hidden Spring" by Mark Solm I found curious that this guy states more than once that nobody else talked about or have dig into the topic of consciousness. He kinda keeps saying the other guys are wrong or never explored the subject like I did (maybe he wants to sell his book). And then he goes on exploring his view base on the same examples and clues depicted in the Solms book. My conclusion is that at least these two guys should talk each other

Vor 8 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT! BUT! Try to explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical game of ROULETTE, depicted on my icon? Hm...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has only one property, it is the creation of reality. The process of creation (script) can be influenced, but the process itself (mechanism) cannot be changed!!

Vor 4 Monate
Doug G
Doug G

I noticed I don’t remember my dreams lately unless I wake up around 3 am and fall back to sleep . The second round dreams are vivid big time.

Vor 8 Monate
Morty Sanchez
Morty Sanchez

@ArcticChill Garden I noticed, is something wrong? And you look so stressed, like you think youre being watched or something

Vor 28 Tage
ArcticChill Garden
ArcticChill Garden

I wake at around 3am every day it seems lately

Vor 28 Tage
Morty Sanchez
Morty Sanchez

Any progress on remembering your dreams?

Vor Monat
Ras al Hanout
Ras al Hanout

Same!

Vor Monat
PowerDuDe_DK
PowerDuDe_DK

This is the 2nd lecture I see about him talking about consciousness. And it's very satisfying seeing his progress between the two. I think the first time was in a TED talk.

Vor 8 Monate
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

Yes, I'm sure he's hallucinating all the way to the bank.

Vor 2 Monate
The Crow
The Crow

I felt the same. There was just a HUGE jump in clarity, confidence and novel information from the TED talk to this one... and I remember the TED talk blowing my mind too! He is a real scientific superstar.

Vor 8 Monate
Lees mijn profiel - Korting
Lees mijn profiel - Korting

Our brain is literally converting external inputs to create images and memories of which some can be false. One must wonder what came first The brain or the code that wrote the buildingblocks for having a brain

Vor 6 Monate
Nick Kinney
Nick Kinney

​@glenemma1 a few places actually. the evolution of cells, the Darwinian nature of useful processes in nature, the interaction between chemicals like amino acids at random, because as we all know if enough random actions take place for long enough, eventually youll begin to see patterns in what would have been a completely random system. shuffle up a deck of cards and youll get random nonsense. shuffle it up for 100 million years and youll eventually start gettings pairs and suits even.

Vor 27 Tage
glenemma1
glenemma1

@Nick Kinney Where did the code come from?

Vor 27 Tage
sri Chava
sri Chava

@Nick Kinney that’s is interesting, never looked it that way which is certainly possible, but in the end we are observing be it sedimentary rocks or meteors from space. We are the ones measuring it, isn’t it?

Vor Monat
Nick Kinney
Nick Kinney

@sri Chava no unfortunately not. Atoms continue to decay without us measuring them. Some elements only exist because the atoms that make them up have decayed so long they are now form a different element with or without us watching them like rare metals beneath the earth. or changes of state in materials due to effects caused by two elements interacting over time like rusty chains. Change requires time and therefor again, shows time is existent with or without us measuring it.

Vor Monat
sri Chava
sri Chava

@Nick Kinney time only exists because we measure it

Vor Monat
Marc Lepage
Marc Lepage

Thank you for the informative talk, Dr. Seth. I expect I will be buying your book.

Vor 6 Monate
Pablo Valle
Pablo Valle

I remember once I went to a seminar of Rodolfo Llinas, and he told us a crazy story about a brain surgeon, one day he was doing surgery with a specific patient, he was stimulating certain parts of the thalamus, with the patient awake (might seem weird but you can do brain surgery with the patient awake, only local anesthesia), and suddenly the patient told the doctor: -My left leg is afraid, or jealous or whatever (I don't exactly remember what emotion), but I was quite amazed, didn't knew that consciousness can be manipulated in such strange ways.

Vor 8 Monate
BinaThere
BinaThere

@Yam Esotericistthank you

Vor Monat
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

@BinaThere The English channel is closed. I'm working now on subtitles, contact me via e-mail, I'll advice you when it's ready.

Vor Monat
BinaThere
BinaThere

@Yam Esotericist I would watch your videos bit don't understand Russian

Vor Monat
BinaThere
BinaThere

@Madonnalitta1 that's old science now.

Vor Monat
garycsfunlife
garycsfunlife

I absolutely love this lecture that being said you're making my ADHD hurt 🤕 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 I'm definitely not getting any sleep tonight 🥱😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

Vor 4 Monate
Mathew Veerasammy
Mathew Veerasammy

Same 😂

Vor 4 Monate
Nathaniel Anderson
Nathaniel Anderson

I view reality as our relationship with the truth. The truth stays the same, but we can change our reality by developing and changing our relationship with the truth. We can't just will anything to happen. But we can use our will to change the trajectory of what we are going through, and how we accept our surroundings, and what we may be able to accomplish in the future.

Vor 2 Monate
Passivalkoholiker
Passivalkoholiker

I always figured out consciousness is a mirror of space, time and matter itself

Vor 3 Monate
FERYDOON SHIRAZI MG1
FERYDOON SHIRAZI MG1

Reality is controlled Hallucination perceived to be beneficial to the body. Thank you for excellent talk with substance. Ferydoon Shirazi. MG1

Vor 8 Monate
Jit Goswami
Jit Goswami

Thank you for taking us on this journey

Vor 8 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT! BUT! Try to explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical game of ROULETTE, depicted on my icon? Hm...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has only one property, it is the creation of reality. The process of creation (script) can be influenced, but the process itself (mechanism) cannot be changed!!

Vor 4 Monate
Matt Morrison
Matt Morrison

This was really, really good and speaks to a lot of thoughts/questions I've wondered about when taking a closer look at what it is to be conscious

Vor 7 Monate
Peter Kopelevich
Peter Kopelevich

Does this mean concepts like 'attachment' can be self referential? Ie. Emotional involvement as a form of attachment, whereby Emotions may act in their own accord, independent from reason

Vor 7 Monate
Hoagie D
Hoagie D

The way he described why he didn’t like the two other theories makes me feel like one of them is right

Vor 3 Monate
Alexandros A Lavdas
Alexandros A Lavdas

Great lecture!

Vor Monat
111◇☆Seed
111◇☆Seed

Nice lecture, ty for the content. 🙂

Vor 8 Monate
Angela
Angela

It is interesting that when you consider brain function as a feedback system, that maps rather neatly onto the perceptron model of a neuron. That is, given that a perceptron is a scaled comparator, each neuron is constructed as a feedback controller.

Vor Monat
REDPUMPERNICKEL
REDPUMPERNICKEL

Neurons work in one direction only. More than one neuron is required to accomplish feedback.

Vor Monat
J Hanson
J Hanson

Thank you for being a talented speaker!

Vor 8 Monate
ben nu
ben nu

I know, right 😏

Vor 6 Monate
SammieB0007
SammieB0007

Consciousness is extremely fascinating to me because I have a very personally complex relationship to the concept of self, consciousness, the body, and the brain. I find these things to all be separated but integrated almost as a symbiosis of these concepts that create ourselves and our reality moment to moment. I haven't really been able to ever quantify how to appropriately express the idea but some day I might have the ability to communicate it effectively.

Vor Monat
SammieB0007
SammieB0007

@Nureyev Haas I like this concept for exploration. I personally have issues with specific ideals around existence and reality as I sometime suffer psychosis which makes what isn't real to the accepted social reality but are very very real for me and it's these moments and my first experience with it that made me want to explore all that I do because the Brain is a powerful machine that we aren't consciously in complete control of. It is a simply complex relationship we hold on our unique universe

Vor Monat
Nureyev Haas
Nureyev Haas

I've done a lot of meditation on the topic. "I" EGO "Me" NUREYEV "Self" SOUL "We" THE VESSEL -- Consciousness is a giant dream, dreamt by something from a place that exists outside of Death's grasp (or even an unknown aspect of death itself). Let's call this place the "Outer Darkness" (The Primordial / Divine Feminine). The more I have thought about this, the weirder the answers become. By direct comparison of personal experience against the records of other individuals, I've come to terms with a sort of terrible reality.....Humanity is a form of Cattle for entities that exist outside of our 3D space/time environment. I've interacted with some of these entities. They are emotionally cold toward us, they are methodical, they are cruel to be kind.

Vor Monat
Edbrad
Edbrad

Eastern philosophy has this understood for thousands of years

Vor Monat
streetwise pioneers
streetwise pioneers

And in that moment it will be done as efficiently as you explained it here! 💗🧠

Vor Monat
BIGHEAD
BIGHEAD

I played professional baseball for a while, college ball etc and being capable of visualizing your body from the outside looking in- is very beneficial

Vor 6 Monate
the6
the6

I love waking up to realise I'm still asleep, I can do this multiple times before i am actually awake I can have a full on conversation with myself to wake up and no just another level down. This is 90 % fun but sometimes can be a real pain. Wouldn't have it any other way though. I live two lives how lucky am I

Vor 6 Monate
Celebrate Crypto
Celebrate Crypto

I have done this before and it can’t be scary thinking your awake and then scary people walk into my room and I wake up over and over thinking I’m awake and each time it’s a different dream then when I really wake up I’m so scared and relieved

Vor 4 Monate
Tia Thomas
Tia Thomas

How??

Vor 5 Monate
InvaliDidea123
InvaliDidea123

Reality IS a controlled hallucination, BUT the key to understand it is Who controls it. The function of mass hallucination is a shared experience, a vital part of any group activity and if demolished will cause a multitude of disbanned realities and individual loneliness and even mass panic.

Vor 6 Monate
Harry Heck
Harry Heck

Two words for the "waking up" comment as coming out of unconsciousness. Lucid Dream. I can be very much conscious in my dreams even if I had no memory of the dream, I know that I was aware while I was dreaming, and that an amount of time was spent trying to understand what was going on. The same way that I may not remember what I was doing a few days ago but I know I was aware while I was doing it.

Vor 8 Monate
7th Reign
7th Reign

@Harry Heck i have over 15,000 games data logged which require clicks per cycle. A cycle is .6 seconds. For 8 hour sessions i can only do 4-6 actions per cycle. On lsd i can do 12-18. There is a measurable difference in my performance which i have logs of. How many layers of dreams have yiu had at once?

Vor Monat
Harry Heck
Harry Heck

@7th Reign I have done LSD. I will give you that. It can make it appear like time is moving slower. Your brain is technically running at the same speed but the thalamus's function is reduced causing other areas of the brain to get overloaded. It does cause a perceptual problem. But in no way does it increases the processing speed of your brain. Everyone would be taking LSD to perform advanced calculus if that were true. It simply overloads sections of your brain with too much normal sensory input. It just causes a sensory backlog that causes mistakes in identification and feelings. Kind of like ADHD times ten thousand. You make it sound like the fictional drug in the movie Lucy. Perception of time with LSD is a delusion not a reality. I have dreams that are like stories. They are almost always first person. I write them down and use them for inspiration for novels that I don't have a lot of free time to write. I have about fifteen novels at various stages and outlines for dozens more. The characters backstories and interactions play out when I'm writing, but the general creation happens in my dreams. I have dreams that are episodic and will continue for weeks. They usually don't have a narrative strand so I will become conscious and insert a narrative strand then play it out to see what happens. If there are narrative strands of interest left unresolved I will pause it, go into full edit mode and complete them before waking. I never used to be like this, I trained my brain to do this and I had to start writing it down to solidify it. I never was interested in writing before I developed this.

Vor Monat
7th Reign
7th Reign

@Harry Heck i 100% can tell you have never done lsd because your statement is just false. Your brains internal monologue speed and processing ability can be changed drasticaly by the magntitude of ^e with neurotropics. I suggest you give it a try around the 600 ug dose. Next question; do u have dreams that run in story lines like segments or episodes?

Vor Monat
Harry Heck
Harry Heck

@7th Reign Einstein didn't say that. You cannot experience a second being shorter or faster. The perception of a second is the same because it is based off of the brains quantum clock. The observation of a person that is approaching the speed of light can look like they've 'slowed' down but that person still experiences one second as one second while the universe ages rapidly around them. It doesn't go the other way because we are already relatively near zero percent the speed of light. Memories are a tricky subject, they are subject to change, by merely recalling them alters them. Adrenaline can lay down memories much more densely than walking around doing mundane tasks, and it bypasses reason activating a reflex brain. It's just a trick. Time is not altered. A second is still a second. I can assure you, you are not experiencing time differently when you're dreaming. Your recall of time is altered.

Vor Monat
FuelAirSparkTime
FuelAirSparkTime

I'd say it's more of an uncontrolled hallucination for many, at least as far their own level of control goes

Vor Monat
Stay at Home Cichlid Mom
Stay at Home Cichlid Mom

Something tells me an Anesthesiologist would be able to explain all of this without confusion.

Vor Monat
emptyfull1
emptyfull1

although I found the talk very interesting, I can't help but think it still elides exactly what Chalmers and others mean by the "hard problem." While Seth hypothesizes that the mind is constantly attempting to reconcile its predictions with its perceptual inputs, this still refers to the computational problem that consciousness is witnessing the resolution of. This does not, to my understanding, solve the problem of why there needs to be a witness at all, or what 'qualia' really are and how they originate. If I am wrong, could someone explain what I misunderstood?

Vor 8 Monate
BabbeHaxFax
BabbeHaxFax

@Steve A Yes i believe exactly this. Conciousness is just an accidental byproduct of high intelligence is my take.

Vor 2 Monate
xiao dongsheng
xiao dongsheng

You are very right!

Vor 4 Monate
london calling
london calling

because science would then have to address the 'spiritual' or the 'ghost in the machine'.

Vor 6 Monate
Gabriel Soto
Gabriel Soto

No, I'm there with you. Amazing talk, and I think that this goes hand in hand with Donald Hoffman's predictions about conscious agents. But I expected him to go more into the deep phenomenological experience of Being, and how his work reconciles that with the brain and the body. Still no answer to that, I guess.

Vor 7 Monate
Steve A
Steve A

Perhaps, then, consciousness is a mechanism evolved as the next level of prediction optimization. A witness to the basic predictive modeling engine could not only adjust model parameters to get better output, it could adjust incoming parameters to achieve better results, i.e an entity that can recognize itself as part of its environment can then adjust the environment for better survivability.

Vor 7 Monate
Metonicus
Metonicus

It's easier to see how flesh springs forth from consciousness than to see how consciousness springs forth from flesh.

Vor 8 Monate
metaspherz
metaspherz

How does this relate to near-death experiences (NDE) Recent findings have determined that the brain may survive for about 10 minutes after clinical death. Patients that have been revived after dying for several minutes have often cited visions of an after-life or of heaven. They also remember seeing angels, deceased relatives, and a feeling of great compassion from a higher form of intelligence that they refer to as being God. Is the NDE a hallucination and a mechanism to soften the brain's transition to death?

Vor 8 Monate
Matt Smith
Matt Smith

@Yung DC we must think extremely similarly. Once I saw the comedian talk about how he did some powerful salvia and he felt like he was gone for 3 months to a year and that he lived underwater and he had a family and a job and a best friend but he was only under for like 10 minutes and when he came out from the trip he was freaking out because he went from that life he knew he lived every day to this again they tried to give him water and he choked on it because he tried to breathe it in instead of drink it because that's how it was in the life he was living. After I heard about that it really made me think hard about time dilation. Also having that LSD and noticing how there are time dilations there as well. It really made me think pretty much what you said. We can't measure the speed of a thought. Maybe the brain goes in overdrive for those 10 minutes like a mega overdrive to where again you say it may seem like an eternity and perhaps we're so trapped in that moment well I won't say trap but locked in that moment that while it was 10 minutes here it actually is an eternity for the person in that after life because of how far even a millisecond could be stretched. Infinitely perhaps

Vor 20 Tage
FuelAirSparkTime
FuelAirSparkTime

You have to ask why such a mechanism would exist at all. Something like that is so far out of scope for mere survival and reproduction purposes it couldn't have arisen by chance

Vor Monat
kyonjannis
kyonjannis

@Djangus Roundstone if the conscious entities that are proven to exist until they get back to life are real, then maybe also those who they encounter during that period of “absence” are perfectly and equally real. In that case, it might be well beyond the 10-20 minutes: most are people who left this world long time before.

Vor Monat
Djangus Roundstone
Djangus Roundstone

Nothing has really been proven in terms of consciousness other than the fact we know we have one. Science is still guessing at this point. Signs are pointing to the fact that it lasts for at least some period after clinical death but after 10 to 20 minutes, we just don't know. Possibly continues as long as the brain is relatively intact. So cryogenics may keep your consciousness going forever.

Vor Monat
kyonjannis
kyonjannis

@TypicalHog Would it be that way, there would be literally zero selective pressure for a mechanism of that complexity. Zero. It simply ought not to exist. But here we are.

Vor 3 Monate
ssssssssss
ssssssssss

When does a brain cease to predict itself into existence while falling from the 100th floor? (awesome lecture BTW, my brain's now forever messed up)

Vor 4 Monate
Daryl Stewart
Daryl Stewart

Would recommend Paul Nunez' "The New Science Of Consciousness." A well credentialed neuroscientist and physicist he explores the physical mechanisms of the brain in detail and comes to the conclusion that the actual processes could function precisely as they do without consciousness, if the person next to you were an unconscious golem, you would never know, and have no conceivable way to find out. He concludes that the mechanics of the brain, the physics of the brain, cannot give rise to consciousness. Of course I drastically oversimplify.

Vor 3 Monate
Associated Blacksheep and Misfits
Associated Blacksheep and Misfits

Very informative and logical. We think therefore we are, and we think because we are. Everything in between is a bunch of chemical influences.

Vor 6 Monate
Roberto Capocchi
Roberto Capocchi

“Reasoning under conditions of uncertainty” sounds like a great real-life skill!

Vor 8 Monate
SternaMC919 Sterna
SternaMC919 Sterna

May not be good for some tasks where you have to "do as you are told".

Vor 8 Monate
Merrick
Merrick

adding this to my skilltree

Vor 8 Monate
Rosa Reyna
Rosa Reyna

Thank you great information!👏🏽

Vor 3 Monate
Erica Johnson
Erica Johnson

Fascinating, my mother had episodes where she was convinced a woman she knew in the 1930's was pushing her way into her house. Also that a boy was living in her shed with rabbits. She did have dementia by that time so it must have been a dementia induced hallucination. I had no idea that could happen.

Vor 3 Monate
TypicalHog
TypicalHog

Same, I always thought dementia was just a loss of memory mainly. Her brain possibly tried to fill the missing holes, but did so in not the most accurate way.

Vor 3 Monate
Mark Brierley
Mark Brierley

My immediate thoughts after reading Chalmer's quote on the physical basis of consciousness were that we rarely look at the fields created by the neurological (electrical nature) of our brains. What to me is more interesting is that when we sleep we seem more like simpler organisms (annelids, sponges, Platyhelminthes, crustaceans) and when we are awake we seem to have consciousness. Perhaps consciousness is the aberration we have when we should be asleep.

Vor 3 Monate
streetwise pioneers
streetwise pioneers

💥😴😳💗🧠🌍😴💥

Vor Monat
Zevti
Zevti

Topic aside, it's so good to see them back in the theatre after so much time.

Vor 8 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT! BUT! Try to explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical game of ROULETTE, depicted on my icon? Hm...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has only one property, it is the creation of reality. The process of creation (script) can be influenced, but the process itself (mechanism) cannot be changed!!

Vor 4 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT!! BUT!! If you really are like this, try to at least roughly explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical online ROULETTE game, depicted on my icon??? HM...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has the property of creating reality. You can influence the creation process. Any method of influence is just a way of influencing the process, the process itself cannot be changed.

Vor 4 Monate
Brandon Lightle
Brandon Lightle

Connection to heart

Vor 8 Monate
Brandon Lightle
Brandon Lightle

Think

Vor 8 Monate
Brandon Lightle
Brandon Lightle

God made them to guide us

Vor 8 Monate
ZenRyoku
ZenRyoku

interesting question... the answer : yes of course it is. same with dreaming in a much different context. then there is lucid dreaming.... anyone who has had the ability to lucid dream can attest to how awesome it can be... 💯

Vor 7 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT! BUT! Try to explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical game of ROULETTE, depicted on my icon? Hm...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has only one property, it is the creation of reality. The process of creation (script) can be influenced, but the process itself (mechanism) cannot be changed!!

Vor 4 Monate
N factorial
N factorial

Seth speaks so eloquently it’s actually crazy

Vor 3 Monate
yanis zagorianakos
yanis zagorianakos

Could Consciousness be a field? Like the Higgs field or maybe the gravity field?

Vor 3 Monate
Preacher Poet
Preacher Poet

Perception is free will on how we accept a thought or idea ! We choose how we see in the emotional state, how we believe and what we create.

Vor 2 Monate
John Munro
John Munro

This seems so more relevant today with some people in positions of power blocking out reality and seeing their own reality. It goes all the way from my deceased uncle who had dementia and needed certain stimuli to become the person he was before, to mass murderers.

Vor 4 Monate
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus
Seven Inches of Throbbing Pink Jesus

Mass murderers are the result of collective karma. You co-created them. Enjoy your creation.

Vor 2 Monate
Daniël A. vandergeest
Daniël A. vandergeest

Wow! A REAL musician advises his book! Then it must be a very GOOD book! And he must be a REAL GOOD scientist!

Vor 7 Monate
itzybitzyspyder tv
itzybitzyspyder tv

"Your brain is a prediction machine." This is my existence.

Vor 5 Monate
AndThen
AndThen

Really great talk. I think this has come from the wrong angle though therefore comes from the angle of the body and brain. Where I see consciousness external to that. Even external to self.. maybe I have a different definition or perception of what consciousness is. Relent made want me to look deeper. Thanks

Vor 5 Tage
AW C
AW C

Great update on his work!

Vor 8 Monate
Groovism.org
Groovism.org

The reason we have consciousness is to evolve our communications! Ultimately uniting all with The One Groove!

Vor 3 Monate
Yahron Mills
Yahron Mills

Incredible. We all stumble through life, and we “think,” we are ego, we are nothing but a speck on a speck, on a speck. Insignificant and yet significant. The ultimate expression of complex duality in apparent “living,” life.

Vor 4 Monate
Donnie Goodman
Donnie Goodman

You could look at it the other way as well. We are a Universe in a Universe....

Vor 3 Monate
Yam Esotericist
Yam Esotericist

GREAT! BUT! Try to explain the essence of the screenshot of my mystical game of ROULETTE, depicted on my icon? Hm...? This is the SECRET of all SECRETS, isn't it? *** Consciousness has only one property, it is the creation of reality. The process of creation (script) can be influenced, but the process itself (mechanism) cannot be changed!!

Vor 4 Monate
Bo Huggabee
Bo Huggabee

I used to say , “this is one reality with billions of realities walking within it.” Or on it. I dont remember entirely. Was 8 years ago. But every person has their own view and perspective. Each crime is justified and justice is a crime to another.

Vor 3 Monate
glenemma1
glenemma1

You were a pretty smart 8 year old.

Vor 27 Tage
Mr Dobalina
Mr Dobalina

1 planet, 8 billion worlds.

Vor Monat
ohydekszalej
ohydekszalej

Great talk! Thank you for posting!

Vor 8 Monate
BuckyGT
BuckyGT

i love this and its sparked all sorts of thoughts but i loved it as a lecture. id get drowned by a book

Vor Monat
WhenThoughtsConnect
WhenThoughtsConnect

The ability to make a decision on self preservation maybe what determines consciousness

Vor 8 Monate
Jinny
Jinny

For me, a visual experience, emotional experience, and smells all trigger every aspect for me. I don't know how to describe it, but an intense visual experience will become an intense emotional experience and intense emotional experience will cause me to visualize in ym head becoming an intense visual experience. I'm also not nuerotypical so that might be why.

Vor Monat
Black Hair
Black Hair

our reality is controled and limited by feelings and distance(space). unconsciousness is inactive feelings. consciousness is active feelings that are recalled compard and learnt through awarness. these feeling become our limited reality.

Vor 3 Monate
Leila Kergaravat
Leila Kergaravat

The picture that summarizes his great talk is AWESOME! Minute 01:03:30

Vor 3 Monate
Peppers
Peppers

Most people do know and understand how the state of unconsciousness changes to consciousness. It's called an alarm clock.

Vor 6 Monate
Samnoelpearce Samadhi
Samnoelpearce Samadhi

"Opinion rich data poor"… a great open line...

Vor 2 Monate
Peter Stanbury
Peter Stanbury

It strikes me as utterly bizarre that our most direct experience of reality...of our own brains...if regarded as being 'subjective', yet stuff we have no direct experience of whatever but merely infer...is regarded as 'objective'. I'm not surprised we cannot figure out what consciousness is when we cannot even get the cart behind the horse.

Vor 2 Monate
James Glass
James Glass

I was near death when I was 27 in October 97 from a burst brain aneurysm. I was unconscious and survived an operation that I wasn’t meant to survive. When attached to the life support machine I left my body but I only traveled out of the intensive care suit and floated in the corridor in front of my older brother and the German nursing sister. This was in Germany and I was a British Soldier. I know what my brother said to the nurse and what she said in reply. The first thing I said to my self was what is going on..this is weird. Th way I was seeing..it was like I was looking out of something..an Orb..I a floating just below the flashing red light above the room door..I remember looking at this and I saw from my advantage point my RSM with two other people a bit further down corridor. I could see, think and hear..but I wasn’t breathing the mechanism of respiration I was away from and the body I didn’t even think about. When I came out of my body it was like being in a jet black room then the blind gets pulled up on a window..and I was that blind coming out of darkness into light. I am interested in NDE and OBE. Read Peter Fenwick’s books and listen to is talks. I have been face to face with spirits and have seen my pas over family and passed cats. Peace and love.

Vor 2 Monate
tdark987
tdark987

Fascinating vid. It illustrates very effectively how, & why, there can’t be such a thing as truly objective perception (nor, by extension, any objective or "pure" reason — likely much to the horror of Kant, were he still alive today 😜)

Vor 24 Tage
Gingnose
Gingnose

ok

Vor 23 Tage
Gal Alon
Gal Alon

This is the best lecture i have seen , ever. Words cannot express my gratitude. This brilliant professor got it right/correct/accurate down to the most important. The mind is a constant cyclic prediction machine. Reality is a semi controlled construct of the consciousness. You constantly predict reality into a subjective existance/perception. This lecture is dedicated to every person who practice augmented conciousness/augmented sensory/ extrasensory perception. Claircognizant, precognition, remote viewer, psychic, esp, super recognizer, face shifter, colour shifter, mind mirror practitioner, script imager, mind reach practitioner, multiple sensory predictive mixer, moded enhanced sensory modulator... The same predictive machanism that enable perception in ordinary people, extend itself in enhanced/augmented people. I dont know how the professor got it right/so accurate, unless he was assisted by an enhanced person.

Vor 5 Monate
David McMahon
David McMahon

The Truth Here!!✔️👍👽

Vor 4 Monate
Thunderbolt Wisdom
Thunderbolt Wisdom

Or maybe the fact that he got it right by coming from a different direction shows that it's all real. It seems that certain scientific and academic subjects are now catching up with all the alternative subjects. Both different sides of the same coin.

Vor 4 Monate
Martti Suomivuori
Martti Suomivuori

The reality that we have access to is created by our brain. Its evolutionary advance lies in the fact that it reflects what is relevant to our survival adequately enough. You can call this 'calibration' if you like. If we are deprived of all external stimuli, our conscience starts running wild without natural sensory input. Also, if the normal interneuronal communication is affected by receptor-binding molecules, the images created get warped and lose their relevance as guides in material reality. At this point, our reality turns into a hallucination. Which can be amusing for a while but in the long term disastrous.

Vor 8 Monate
Midlight
Midlight

I was so comfortable this morning, woke up a few times after completing a few orders. Then around 6am. Reality kicked in. 😊

Vor 3 Monate

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