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Beau Lotto | 1:01:23


So welcome everyone to this Talks at Google event. We're here with Beau lotto, who's going to be talking about his new book deviate. So Bose, he's a world renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and also a two time TED Talk speaker. And in this book deviate, he's drawn from over two decades of two decades of research to reveal startling truths about how we perceive the world and how our brain perceives the world. So without further ado, I'm going to leave it to bow already. So thanks for coming. It's such a lovely day outside, that's nice to be would have been nice to be out there, we should do it out there. So we're going to talk about perception, right. And actually, everyone here in some senses is dealing with perception. And the reason is, because perception underpins everything you think, you know, you believe the clothes you wear, the people you fall in love with.

Everything begins with perception. So to understand perception is really to understand not just how the brain works, which is what I'm interested in, of course, but what it is to be human. And if you really want to get people to see differently, we have to understand the principles by how we see in the first place. Right? So a key question to perception then, which we've all been thinking about, in fact, we've been thinking about for 1000s of years is, do we see reality? So how many here at Google? Think you see the world as it really is? No, there's always one. If you're not seeing the world as it really is, what do you see? How did you get here? If you're not seeing the world accurately?

Sorry. I'm so I think, but I'm curious. I mean, I think you all think you see the world accurately. Why? Because I think you all believe that illusions exist. So do you believe in illusions? Yes. So an illusion, by definition is to see the world differently from the way it really is. So if you believe in illusions, you think that you actually evolved to see the world accurately most of the time, it's just that sometimes you get it wrong.

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