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The predictive mind

Author: Jakob Hohwy
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 explains the rich and multifaceted character of our conscious perception, and argues that the mind has a fragile indirect relation to the world.
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Hohwy, Jakob.
Predictive mind
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jakob Hohwy
ISBN: 9780199682737 0199682739 9780191766350 0191766356
OCLC Number: 869486066
Description: 1 online resource : Illustrationen (black and white)
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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