Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it “reality.” Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.

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Link: Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

The Universe in Verse finale: Amanda Palmer reads “The Mushroom Hunters” by Neil Gaiman

Door: Maria Popova

Amanda Palmer reads an original poem by Neil Gaiman, written for “The Universe in Verse.” Poem text and further context here:

The Universe in Verse ( was an evening of poetry celebrating science and the scientists who have taken us to where we are today, and a kind of protest against the silencing of science and the defunding of the arts, with all proceeds donated to the Academy of American Poets and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Brian Cox presents Science Matters – Climate Change

Climate change is an issue that will affect all of us, and will require global solutions brought about by the collaboration of scientists, the public and governments across the world to face the challenges it presents.

Join Professor Brian Cox, the Royal Society Professor of Public Engagement, as he brings together experts on climate change to discuss key issues for the future of our planet.

Find out more about climate change in our Q&A:
Link: Brian Cox presents Science Matters – Climate Change