In the neuroscience of consciousness Seth outlines how research provides evidence that our Prior experience dictates our perception of the universe. This couples well with Butler’s performative gender and identities.
“Because it turns out that the sensory signals delivered to my brain do not disclose an external world in its objective glory. They provide the raw materials my brain uses to generate the rich perceptual scenes that guide our behaviour. We perceive our surroundings – and ourselves within them – not as they are, but as is useful for us to do so. Each of us navigates the buzzing, blooming profusion of our individual worlds by following a probabilistic Ariadne’s thread of self-fulfilling perceptual prophecies.” Seth : https://granta.com/nothing-to-be-afraid-of/