What is Reality?
Episode 1 | Messing with Reality
David Eagleman experiences a new visual reality – with nauseating consequences. He experiences the enormous effort his brain goes to construct the world around him.
David explains how the brain is tricked by the checker shadow illusion.
The brain is a vast interconnected network of areas that communicate with each other.
David invites subjects to an experiment that demonstrates how much our brains leave out.
Hannah describes her synesthesia, a condition that fascinates neuroscientists.
Wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss describes his agonizing experience of time distortion.
David explains how the brain experiences the outside world without ever having seen it.