Perceptions Of Reality
Donald Hoffman is a cognitive scientist and author of more than 90 scientific papers and three books, including Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See (W.W. Norton, 2000). He received his BA from UCLA in Quantitative Psychology and his PH. D. from MIT in ComputationalPsychology. In this video Donald Hoffman explained to us how our visual perceptions, guided by millions of years of natural selection, authors every aspect of our everyday reality. Just like in The Great Gatsby, Gatsby tends to let his visual perceptions of Daisy keep him him from the reality Daisy has already been married. Doctor Hoffman's makes a great example when he talks about the Australian Jewel Beetle, and how the male beetles mistaked the beer bottles for the female Jewel Beetle. He says this because the male beetles perception of reality was that the beer bottle was a much larger female, but in reality it wasn't.