>Obviously the brain knows the difference between TV and someone standing in front of them. What is it that causes the brain to disregard these filters in many circumstances? Obviously the filters are oftentimes engaged, as I do not sit swearing violently at my TV every time I see behavior that is bothersome. (Not all the time anyhow .)
Yes, but the schizophrenic has a different outlook (and me sometimes), this has gone way off topic and I should get some sleep (else I'll become someone who can't differentiate between TV and reality).