“The things we see are the same things that are within us. There is no reality except the one contained within us.”
― Hermann Hesse
Our past experience predisposes us to explain the present
When we sense something which is completely new to us, our mind tries to fit the sensations with something that we are already familiar with.
This paper provides evidence that our ability to recognise things is dependant on our personal history which is cultural:
We visualise our Past, the Present and our Future is the same part of our brain