The Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
Hoffman (Donald D.)
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Amazon Book Description|99||1|A groundbreaking examination of human perception, reality and the evolutionary schism between the two
|1|Do we see the world as it truly is? In The Case Against Reality, pioneering cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman says No? We see what we need in order to survive. Our visual perceptions are not a window onto reality, Hoffman shows us, but instead are interfaces constructed by natural selection. The objects we see around us are not unlike the file icons on our computer desktops: while shaped like a small folder on our screens, the files themselves are made of a series of ones and zeros - too complex for most of us to understand. In a similar way, Hoffman argues, evolution has shaped our perceptions into simplistic illusions to help us navigate the world around us. Yet now these illusions can be manipulated by advertising and design.


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Allen Lane (13 Aug. 2019)



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