Individual perceptions of the world are as unique as fingerprints

The Germans have an overly large but accurate word for this, Weltanschauung. Neuroscientist David Eagleman investigates the way individual brains construct their own weltanschauung using the information they take in. His “guerilla science” methods include dropping people backwards 100 feet into a net, studying Synesthetes and writing up research with a never-ending carafe of coffee nearby at iHop.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/video/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf

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Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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