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The Big Idea: Do We All Experience the World in the Same Way? | The Guardian

Every human brain is different – it’s time to embrace the diversity of our experiences.

…since we all have different brains, making slightly different best guesses, we will all have different perceptual experiences too – even if we are faced with the same objective external reality. Just as the blueness of the sky may be different for each of us, all our experiences may differ – does a peach taste the same to me as to you? Unlike our external differences, differences in perception are private, subjective – hidden beneath the common language we use to describe them.

Read more from Anil Seth in this article: The Big Idea: Do We All Experience the World in the Same Way? | The Guardian

Anil Seth is professor of neuroscience at the University of Sussex and the author of Being You.

Further reading
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith

The Brain – 10 Things You Should Know by Sophie Scott

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia by Richard E Cytowic and David M Eagleman


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