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Surfing uncertainty : prediction, action, and the embodied mind

Author: Andy Clark
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Exciting new theories in neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence are revealing minds like ours as predictive minds, forever trying to guess the incoming streams of sensory stimulation  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Clark
OCLC Number: 935737534
Description: XVIII, 401 Seiten
Contents: Table of Contents ; Preface: Meat That Predicts ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction: Guessing Games ; Part I: The Power of Prediction ; Chapter 1: Prediction Machines ; 1.1 Two Ways to Sense the Coffee ; 1.2 Adopting the Animal's Perspective ; 1.3 Learning in Bootstrap Heaven ; 1.4 Multi-Level Learning ; 1.5 Decoding Digits ; 1.6 Dealing With Structure ; 1.7 Predictive Processing ; 1.8 Signaling the News ; 1.9 Predicting Natural Scenes ; 1.10 Binocular Rivalry ; 1.11 Dampening and Sharpening ; 1.12 Encoding, inference, and the Bayesian Brain ; 1.13 Getting the Gist ; 1.14 Predictive Processing in the Brain ; 1.15 Is Silence Golden? ; 1.16 Expecting Faces ; 1.17 When Prediction Misleads ; 1.18 Mind Turned Upside Down ; Chapter Two: Adjusting The Volume (Noise, Signal, Attention) ; 2.1 Signal Spotting ; 2.2 Hearing Bing ; 2.3 The Delicate Dance between Top-down and Bottom-up. ; 2.4 Attention, Biased Competition, and Signal Enhancement ; 2.5 Sensory Integration and Coupling ; 2.6 A Taste of Action ; 2.7 Gaze Allocation: Doing What Comes Naturally ; 2.8 Circular Causation in the Perception-Attention-Action Loop ; 2.9 Mutual Assured Misunderstanding ; 2.10 Some Worries About Precision ; 2.11 The Unexpected Elephant ; 2.12 Some Pathologies of Precision ; 2.13 Beyond the Spotlight ; Chapter 3: The Imaginarium ; 3.1 The Many Benefits of Controlled Hallucination ; 3.2 Simple Seeing ; 3.3 Cross-Modal and Multi-Modal effects ; 3.4 Meta-Modal Effects ; 3.5 Perceiving Omissions ; 3.6 Expectations and Conscious Perception ; 3.7 The Perceiver as Imaginer ; 3.8 'Brain Reading' During Imagery and Perception ; 3.9 Inside the Dream Factory ; 3.10 PIMMS and the Past ; 3.11 Towards Mental Time Travel ; 3.12 A Cognitive Package Deal ; Part II: Embodying Prediction ; Chapter 4: Prediction for Action ; 4.1 Staying Ahead of the Break ; 4.2 Ticklish Tales ; 4.3 Forward Models ; 4.4 Optimal Feedback Control ; 4.5 Action-oriented Predictive Processing ; 4.6 Simplifying Control ; 4.7 Beyond Efference Copy ; 4.7 Doing Without Cost Functions ; 4.8 Action-oriented Predictions ; 4.9 Predictive Robotics ; 4.10 Perception-Action-Understanding Machines ; Chapter 5: Sculpting the Flow ; 5.1 Double Agents ; 5.2 Towards Maximal Context-Sensitivity ; 5.3 Hierarchy Reconsidered ; 5.4 Sculpting Effective Connectivity ; 5.5 Soft Modularity ; 5.6 Understanding Action ; 5.7 Making Mirrors ; 5.8 Whodunit? ; 5.9 Robot Futures ; 5.10 The Restless, Rapidly Responsive, Brain ; 5.11 Precision Engineering ; Chapter 6: Engaging the world ; 6.1 Expecting the World ; 6.2 Controlled Hallucinations and Virtual Realities. ; 6.3 The Surprising Scope of Structured Probabilistic Learning ; 6.4 Sensing-Thinking-Acting ; 6. 5 Implementing Affordance Competition ; 6.6 Ready for Action ; 6.7 Hello World ; 6.8 'Not-Indirect' Perception ; 6.9 Hallucination as Uncontrolled Perception ; 6.10 Putting Illusions in Their Place ; 6.11 Safer Penetration ; 6.12 Who Estimates the Estimators? ; 6.13 Beyond Fantasy ; Chapter 7: Expecting Ourselves ; 7.1 The Space of Human Experience ; 7.2 Warning Lights ; 7.3 The Spiral of Inference and Experience ; 7.4 Schizophrenia and Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements ; 7.5 Simulating Smooth Pursuit ; 7.6 Disturbing the Network (Smooth Pursuit) ; 7.7 Tickling Redux ; 7.8 Less Sense, More Action ; 7.9 Disturbing the Network (Sensory Attenuation) ; 7.10 'Psychogenic Disorders' and Placebo Effects ; 7.11 Disturbing the Network ('Psychogenic' Effects) ; 7.12 Autism, Noise, and Signal ; 7.13 Conscious Presence ; 7.14 Emotion ; 7.15 Fear in the Night ; 7.16 A Nip of the Hard Stuff ; Part III: Scaffolding Prediction ; Chapter 8: The Lazy Predictive Brain ; 8.1 Surface Tensions ; 8.2 Productive Laziness ; 8.3 Ecological Balance, and Baseball ; 8.4 Embodied Flow ; 8.5 Befriending the Bayesian Brain ; 8.6 Beyond the Model-Based/Model-Free Divide ; 8.7 Balancing Accuracy and Complexity ; 8.8.Back to Baseball ; 8.9 Extended Predictive Minds ; 8.10 Escape from the Darkened Room ; 8.11 Self-Organized Instability ; 8.12 Fast, Cheap, but Model-Rich Too ; Chapter 9: Being Human ; 9.1 Putting Prediction in its Place ; 9.2 Reprise: Self-Organizing Around Prediction Error ; 9.3 Efficiency and <" The Lord's Prior>" ; 9.4 Chaos and Spontaneous Cortical Activity ; 9.5 Designer Environments ; 9.6 White Lines ; 9.7 Innovating for Innovation ; 9.8 Words as Artificial Contexts ; 9.9 Predicting With Others ; 9.10 Enacting Our Worlds ; 9.11 Representations: Breaking Good ; 9.12 Prediction in the Wild ; Chapter 10: The Future of Prediction ; 10.1 Attractions ; 10.2 Problems, Puzzles, and Pitfalls ; Appendix 1: Bare Bayes ; Appendix 2: The Free Energy Formulation ; References ; Index
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