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Surfing uncertainty : prediction, action, and the embodied mind

Author: Andy Clark
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
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How is it that thoroughly physical material beings such as ourselves can think, dream, feel, create and understand ideas, theories and concepts? How does mere matter give rise to all these non-material mental states, including consciousness itself? An answer to this central question of our existence is emerging at the busy intersection of neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clark, Andy, 1957-
Surfing uncertainty.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015004451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Clark
ISBN: 9780190217044 0190217049 9780190217020 0190217022
OCLC Number: 920858871
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: I: The power of prediction --
Prediction machines --
Adjusting the volume (Noise, signal, attention) --
The imaginarium --
II: Embodying prediction --
Prediction-action machines --
Precision engineering: Sculpting the flow --
Beyond fantasy --
Expecting ourselves (Creeping up on consciousness) --
III: Scaffolding prediction --
The lazy prediction brain --
Being human --
Conclusions: The future of prediction.
Other Titles: Prediction, action, and the embodied mind
Responsibility: Andy Clark.


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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The book admirably conveys the excitement and ambition of the field ... Andy Clark has given us stimulating reasons for applying the predictive processing models to new domains. * Richard Holton, Read more...

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