KEY TAKEAWAYS If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, it really does not make a sound. What you experience as sound is constructed in your brain. You cannot experience the world, or even your own body, objectively. By seeking out new experiences, your brain teaches itself to craft new meaning. Signals from the environment, such as those detected by your sense organs, have no inherent psychological meaning. Your brain creates the meaning. Lisa Feldman Barrett IN PARTNERSHIP WITH John Templeton Foundation This year’s World Chess qualifying tournament brought a new twist: the heart … Continue reading Are you a spectator to reality? Or are you its creator?