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As real as that daydream may seem, its path through your brain runs opposite reality.

Aiming to discern discrete neural circuits, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have tracked electrical activity in the brains of people who alternately imagined scenes or watched videos.

During imagination, the researchers found an increase in the flow of information from the parietal lobe of the brain to the occipital lobe — from a higher-order region that combines inputs from several of the senses out to a lower-order region. In contrast, visual information taken in by the eyes tends to flow from the occipital lobe — which makes up much of the brain’s visual cortex — “up” to the parietal lobe. (1)

Start walking backwards.
Start seeing with your eyes closed.
Who said the opposite is better anyway? Your eyes?

Seek the weird.
Distrust your eyes.
Distrust your imagination.
Seek the nothingness between those two.

Whatever you choose will blind you.
Choose nothing.
So as to see everything…