How Your Brain Decides What You’re Seeing

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our brain makes most of its decisions without bothering to consult with you. Some are trivial: If you had to decide which foot to put down first each and every time you started walking somewhere, you’d be mentally exhausted. So your brain (and body) decide for you, and off you go.

Some of these decisions are not so trivial. You’re moving through some long grass in India when you suddenly…