A Californian team of scientists have recently discovered that it takes about 80 millisecond for the human brain to process any kind of information. Therefore, what we assume we are seeing in any particular moment is actually influenced by the future but, however, the brain is far from being clairvoyant as professor David Eagleman, a leading science author, explains.
Prof. Eagleman uses a simple comparison to illustrate the timing of conscious perception : as any live TV show needs about a 3-second-delay in case any editing is needed thus the brain needs these 80 milliseconds, which is just a little bit longer than the blink of an eye, to process all happening around us.
According to empirical data human brain has the ability to create conscious awareness in a certain after-the-fact manner, a phenomenon scientifically referred to as postdiction. Simply put, the brain is just assimilating past data.