Is Seeing Always Believing?

By Brian Remer

 Brian Remer, creator of  Firefly News Flash  and author of   Say It Quick!

Brian Remer, creator of Firefly News Flash and author of Say It Quick!

New research in brain science reveals that sometimes what we see is really a product of our own mind.  Our brains are so good at predicting that they actually make up things that we swear are real.  Learn about affective realism and download an activity to demonstrate its effect in the May issue of Firefly News Flash.

Power Tip:  Emotions plus experience shape our perceptions.

Table of Contents of the of the May 2015 Firefly News Flash:

  • 99-Word Story:  Trick Perceptions – The eyes don’t always have it
  • Discovery:  Affective Realism – How emotions can determine our experience
  • Ideas:  Better Decision Making – Recognize the outsized influence of emotions
  • Activity:  First Impression – Experiment with the concept of affective realism

Read more in the May 2015 issue of Firefly News Flash .