Monday, May 04, 2009

*do you see the younger woman's head turned to the side, or the older woman's profile with a larger nose?

The Deception of Perception

What we experience directly is a virtual- reality rendering, conveniently generated for us by our unconscious minds from sensory data plus complex inborn and acquired theories (i.e. programs) about how to interpret them.
How can we be sure that our perceptions of reality are consistent with the reality in which we exist? Is there a way to validate these perceptions? Could it be possible that we are undermined in our search for TRUTH, if we do not accept that it will exist in a reality outside that which we perceive directly?


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