After watching the TED talk by Dr. Anil Seth below:
Meditate on the following questions in TOK JOURNAL form:
- What are implications of “reality as a shared hallucination”?
- For knowledge acquisition?
- For Truth?
- For Shared Knowledge?
- For Perception?
As an aside, my favorite quote from the talk, “When we agree about hallucinations, we call that reality.”
This is both hilarious and intellectually relevant to both IB psychology and TOK as it deals with the way of knowing of Perception and the specific concept of “mental sets” in perceptual construction in IB psychology.
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Read the article from The Atlantic below:
and then consider the following:
- Do you think the fictional village in the rain forest is an accurate portrayal of america?
- What is the harm of such methods of press and discourse?
- What explains the Polarity within society?
- Has society always been so polar and extreme in views or is this a new thing?
- Do your friends discuss like this? Why or why not?