The brain retroactively edits conscious experience

The brain retroactively edits conscious experience
The brain retroactively edits conscious experience

The brain retroactively edits conscious experience.

The brain apparently edits a person’s conscious experience retroactively.

Up to a half-second after an object disappears from view, the brain can “edit” the experience to retain that object, a new study from France shows. The finding may partly explain the weird feeling of being able to recall something you heard even when you don’t consciously remember hearing it.

The finding also contradicts the notion that the brain sequentially takes in sensory information, processes it and then consciously experiences it.