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The Surprising Truth Behind How Your Brain Sees the World

You perceive everything. Here’s why it doesn’t feel like it.

Thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) up close. / Image courtesy of researchers.

Do you ever notice how overwhelming the world is?

Colour. Texture. Distances. Voices. Background noise. Bodily aches. Movement. Temperature. Smells. Hunger.




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Brit Psychologist (MBPsS, BSc). Top Writer in Psychology. Making mental health information accessible for young adults:

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