Can we measure consciousness? 3 new books will blow your mind
- November 14, 2019
- Don Hoffman, cog sci, Inverse and Undark, Nov. 14, 2019 (Book review)
The Case Against Reality, Donald D. Hoffman. … Hoffman, a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Irvine, starts with perception rather than consciousness …. The main thing he wants you to know about your perceptions is that they’re wrong — they’re not “veridical,” in his preferred language. It’s not that everything is an illusion; he believes there is such a thing as “objective reality” — but he says our perceptions can’t lead us toward that reality. His argument is rooted in a combination of Darwinian natural selection and game theory known as the interface theory of perception.
For the full story, please visit https://www.inverse.com/article/60933-3-books-on-consciousness.