Quora – human perception

Quora – Do you think all humans perceive reality similarly?

Depends what you mean by similarly 😉

To a degree, certainly.

We all perceive various frequencies and amplitudes of mechanical stimulation, a small subset of the electromagnetic spectrum, various sets of smells and tastes. But the exact ranges can vary quite a bit between individuals.

Then there is what our subconscious presents to consciousness as our experiential reality. That involves much processing of the sensory information and those systems can also vary substantially between individuals.

So there is definitely similarity, and that similarity is in a set of ranges within infinite spectra, so there is also the possibility of individuals having experiential realities that are different enough to be beyond the imagination of many others.

Some of those cases are quite well documented in the neuroscience literature, others are not yet.

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