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February 2024

How Perception Occurs: Appearance or Reality?

The process of learning about the world is a continuous construction of appearances that constitute the labels we apply to external aggregates we come into contact with: that is our Reality. It is a trick that evolution has devised and that has conditioned natural selection, proving indispensable to make us fit to live in the world. The ordinary representation we have of the world is made up of these appearances reified through a label to which we erroneously attribute an intrinsic existence it does not possess.

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MindScience Academy was born from the spontaneous impulse, encouraged by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, towards the exchange and mutual penetration between scientific knowledge and other forms of knowledge, rooted in the tradition of religions and philosophical doctrines and in contemplative practice.

The activities of MSA are aimed at increasing this dialogue and pouring it into a place accessible to more languages ​​and more looks. To achieve this aim, our editorial staff tries to build a transversal space for research laboratories, academic publishing, realities linked to contemplative practices and a passionate public; transversal to multiple study disciplines and multiple methodological approaches; transversal, finally, to human cultures and identities and different modalities of experience.