Monthly Archives: February 2007

Reality and illusion compete for our attention

(Steven Salmony wrote this Guest Column for the Chapel Hill News, 11 February 2007.) Each human culture presents its many members with knowledge of reality and with longstanding, adamantly held perceptions that are illusory. For example, unverified cultural transmissions can give rise to widely shared distortions of the world whenever mistaken impressions are consensually validated […]