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Wintercafé 4: You don't know what you see

Petra Possel, Hassnae Bouazza, Katinka van der Kooij en Tijs Goldschmidt - foto Ser
Petra Possel, Hassnae Bouazza, Katinka van der Kooij en Tijs Goldschmidt - foto Ser

Two scientists on the question 'what is the function of our manipulative brain?' Psychologist Katinka van der Kooij investigates how our brain falsifies reality nonstop. In her recently published book of short stories Without Exit she gratefully uses man's imaginative and interpretative capacity. Evolutionary biologist Tijs Goldschmidt in his latest book Angels' Balls writes the story'Koko en Kafka', about manipulating reality in pseudo-scientific animal documentaries. Both writers werel reading from their work and busied themselves with the question if we can survive without manipulation.