The world as we know it is an illusion.

Though this concept of the world as illusion has long been discussed by philosophers throughout the ages, modern psychological study has brought about numerous examples and experiments that can empirically verify these ideas to a certain degree. This research follows the well known phenomenon of auditory and visual illusions, and it is these illusions that signify that our perception is tied with our expectations. We do not passively perceive reality, instead we actively experience it.