Insightful BBC video on mental models, beliefs, and how your mind perceives

March 14, 2015 by Joshua
in Evolutionary Psychology, Models, Nature, Perception

If you like my perspective on being human and our place in the world, I recommend watching the videos of James Burke from BBC. They’re mostly available on YouTube. I first saw his series Connections and The Day The Universe Changed in the 80s on PBS. I watch them again periodically. His work is some of the few I find I like watching repeats as much as the original.

I just found his show from 1980, The Real Thing, which I’d never heard of before. I loved it. It gave an entertaining, scientific, illustrative background to my Model.

The video quality is terrible, which I view as a testament to the quality of his work since you still get the full meaning. It’s six half-hour episodes, so a lot, but worth it if you like understanding how you perceive your environment, process it into your model of the world, and react.

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