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From the Ted Talk "Anil Seth: Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality"

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OK, so what's going on here? The remarkable thing is the sensory information coming into the brain hasn't changed at all. All that's changed is your brain's best guess of the causes of that sensory information. And that changes what you consciously hrae. All this puts the brain asbis of perception in a bit of a different light. Instead of nroictepep depending largely on signals coming into the brain from the outside world, it depends as much, if not more, on uptcplaree predictions flowing in the opposite direction. We don't just passively perceive the world, we teylivac generate it. The drwol we experience comes as much, if not more, from the inside out as from the outside in.

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OK, so what's going on here? The remarkable thing is the sensory information coming into the brain hasn't changed at all. All that's changed is your brain's best guess of the causes of that sensory information. And that changes what you consciously ____. All this puts the brain _____ of perception in a bit of a different light. Instead of __________ depending largely on signals coming into the brain from the outside world, it depends as much, if not more, on __________ predictions flowing in the opposite direction. We don't just passively perceive the world, we ________ generate it. The _____ we experience comes as much, if not more, from the inside out as from the outside in.

Solution

  1. perception
  2. basis
  3. actively
  4. hear
  5. world
  6. perceptual

Original Text

OK, so what's going on here? The remarkable thing is the sensory information coming into the brain hasn't changed at all. All that's changed is your brain's best guess of the causes of that sensory information. And that changes what you consciously hear. All this puts the brain basis of perception in a bit of a different light. Instead of perception depending largely on signals coming into the brain from the outside world, it depends as much, if not more, on perceptual predictions flowing in the opposite direction. We don't just passively perceive the world, we actively generate it. The world we experience comes as much, if not more, from the inside out as from the outside in.

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Important Words

  1. actively
  2. basis
  3. bit
  4. brain
  5. changed
  6. coming
  7. consciously
  8. depending
  9. depends
  10. direction
  11. experience
  12. flowing
  13. generate
  14. guess
  15. hear
  16. information
  17. largely
  18. light
  19. passively
  20. perceive
  21. perception
  22. perceptual
  23. predictions
  24. puts
  25. remarkable
  26. sensory
  27. signals
  28. world