While the genesis of consciousness was traditionally seen as a philosophical issue, modern science has shifted towards incredibly exciting biological theories. How we depict space and things is influenced by our genetic ancestry, similar is how we perceive the world around us.
The sense of our lives is based on our emotions, according to neurophysiologist Walter Rudolph Hess, who also believes that all of our beliefs are influenced by affectivity. Neuroscientist Anil Seth claims that "the brain creates our experience of consciousness". As a matter of fact, we don't see the world as it is in reality. Instead, we constantly create "predictions" out of it and periodically correct the representations' flaws. Our brain "creates" the reality of the world we live in by analyzing the information derived from sensations, not the external reality.
Basically, the external world that we can observe and live in "is inside us," as in fact the brain does not project anything outside.
The universe is pragmatically grasped by neuronal systems, which give consciousness a mental representation of it enabling us to survive. As a result, our perception of the world "changes" since "it is never adherent and truthful."
Hoffman argues that in exchange for our survival and genetic reproduction, our perceptual processes have "evolved" to systematically obscure the objective world from us.
Because our brain biologically generates consciousness and the representation of the world through our emotions and sensations, " It does not seek to live, but not die," as neurophysiologist Arnaldo Bernini puts it: we would not "resist" if we saw reality without the "adjustments" of our personal perception. Everything we are "aware of” occurs in the cognitive machinery of the brain as a result of "electrical potentials" elicited by the world through our sensory organs, which then travel to the visual regions and the places of awareness.
Since the perception of the outside world that we can consciously sense and in which we live is internal to us, the brain cannot project anything outside of us.
For our ability to adapt is essential, "not seeing the objective reality".
Our sensory data elaborates ideas such as form, weight, color, time, and space. Scientific evidence is false because it tends to support a "subjective interpretation" of the "objectively existing" reality. O munno è como t' miest n'cap, which translates to "the world is as I put it in my head," has a long-standing saying in Naples. Popular wisdom is unquestionably a precursor of scientific research carried out many years later.
This article was first published in Sud Reporter by Prof Antonio Giordano.