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The predictive mind

Author: Jakob Hohwy
Publisher: Oxford (United Kingdom) ; New York (NY) : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed.. 4th impressionView all editions and formats
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A new theory is taking hold in neuroscience. It is the theory that the brain is essentially a hypothesis-testing mechanism, one that attempts to minimise the error of its predictions about the sensory input it receives from the world. It is an attractive theory because powerful theoretical arguments support it, and yet it is at heart stunningly simple. Jakob Hohwy explains and explores this theory from the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jakob Hohwy
ISBN: 9780199682737 0199682739 9780199686735 0199686734
OCLC Number: 1159066465
Description: IX, 282 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface ; Introduction ; PART I: THE MECHANISM ; 1. Perception as causal inference ; 2. Prediction error minimisation ; 3. Prediction error, context, and precision ; 4. Action and expected experience ; PART II: THE WORLD ; 5. Binding is inference ; 6. Is predicting seeing? ; 7. Precarious prediction ; 8. Surprise and misrepresentation ; PART III: THE MIND ; 9. Precision, attention, and consciousness ; 10. Perceptual unity in action ; 11. The fragile mirror of nature ; 12. Into the predictive mind ; Concluding remarks: The mind in prediction ; Acknowledgements ; Bibliography ; Index
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Jakob Hohwy explores a new theory in neuroscience: the idea that the brain is essentially a hypothesis-testing mechanism that attempts to minimise the error of its predictions about sensory input. He  Read more...

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