Our minds are amazing prediction machines—and sometimes they can even make their predictions come true! There's nothing mystical or magical here—like if you believe in something hard enough, you're going to "manifest" it. We're just talking about the kind of thinking we do all the time
What Is It
You’re standing at the top of a mountain, surveying the vast landscape below. The information your senses take in flows to your brain, which processes it to create a representation of the scene. Or does it? What if instead of directly perceiving the world around us, the brain is more like a prediction machine that hallucinates a picture of the world? If that were the case, could we still rely on the so-called “evidence of our senses”? Would it be possible to avoid unpleasant sensory experiences, like hunger or pain, by simply changing our expectations? How can we harness the power of the predictive brain? Josh and and Ray predict a fascinating conversation with Andy Clark from the University of Sussex, author of The Experience Machine: How Our Minds Predict and Shape Reality.
Is the brain a prediction machine?
What if our senses are just making things up as they go along?
Can we predict our way to a happier life?