Our human interface with reality

Explore the Information Science behind
The Brain with David Eagleman

(The excellent documentary series on PBS & BBC TV)

The Paradox:

1/. Our visual experience of Reality is vast:

Equivalent information rate of Thousands of Gigabits per Second

2/. The rate we can learn completely new information is tiny:  

No more than a few Tens of Bits per Second

A ratio of a hundred million to one!

See Diagram illustrating these huge differences


The Implication:

Our rich experience of Now seems millions of times more than we can possibly sense in the present moment.

So our “Now” must be almost entirely a construct from our remembered past, with just a little information from what we sense in this moment.

Read the Book

Bottleneck – Our human interface with reality

 The disturbing and exciting implications of its true nature

By Richard Epworth

A book about the Narrowness of Now
and the incredible science of human learning

What we discover when we apply information science to psychology