Our brains exist in a state of “controlled hallucination”

When you and I look at the same object we assume that we’ll both see the same color. Whatever our identities or ideologies, we believe our realities meet at the most basic level of perception. But in 2015, a viral internet phenomenon tore this assumption asunder. The incident was known simply as “The Dress.” For…


This entry originally appeared at www.technologyreview.com/2021/08/25/1032121/brains-controlled-hallucination, and may be a summary or abridged version.