It takes some time—about 120 milliseconds—for our brains to process what we sense. So, what we think is happening “right now” is a prediction, based on what was happening milliseconds before. That’s how a batter can hit a baseball, even though his visual sense lags behind its movement. As Elizabeth Fernandez says, “This is just another example that the world we perceive is not necessarily the world that is there, but one that our brain creates.”

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