What is Reality?
Episode 1 | Brain City
In the same way that the economy of a city doesn’t take place in one district, there is no single spot in the brain that works in isolation. The brain is a vast interconnected network of areas that are in constant communication with each other.
David explains how the brain is tricked by the checker shadow illusion.
David Eagleman experiences a new visual reality – with nauseating consequences.
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.