Science helps us explain the world, often in ways that we wouldn’t necessarily be able to from every day experience. What is it that we know about ourselves and our nervous system that most people don’t realize?
Specifically, what aspect of behavior do neuroscientists take for granted that the average person doesn’t know?
My example: All perception is inference (not necessarily Bayesian).
I was reading a piece of philosophy by Bertrand Russell from ~100 years ago where he distinguished between sensory facts which were inferred and sensory facts that were directly sensed. I would propose that it is now noncontroversial (???) that all perception is some form of inference.