Appearing in: The Key to Consciousness

“To construct is the essence of vision. Dispense with construction and you dispense with vision'.

Donald Hoffman is an American cognitive psycholgist, popular science author and famous non-realist. His work focusses on consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology using mathematical models and psychophysical experiments.

He has written several books: his most recent being 'The Case Against Reality; How Evolution hid the Truth From Our Eyes'. He has made numerous media appearances including on TED, the Lex Fridman podcast and Closer to Truth.

“One of the deepest and most original thinkers of his generation” – Steven Pinker

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