Presented by Professor Richard Joiner, Department of Psychology.
People think they are in touch with reality. They sense things as they really are, and their memories are accurate records of these experiences. But psychology shows that what we experience as “reality” and what we remember is constructed on a moment-to-moment basis in the brain, and different brains may experience and remember the world differently. This lecture will try and help you see that your experience of “reality” is but one version of reality, and that this reality can be different from other people’s experience of reality.
It will try and answer the following questions.
- Is our experience of reality based solely on sensory information?
- Can our experience of reality be different from other people’s experience of reality?
- Are our memories accurate records of the past?