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Predictive Processing: one theory to rule them all…

After discussing some of the basic concepts behind the Predictive Processing (PP) framework, it’s time to explore why I think it was worth the effort. In short, the explanatory power that PP seems to have is, as far as I

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Predictive processing: action and action control.

In our exploration of the Predictive Processing (PP) framework, it is time to complete the overall theoretical sketch by discussing how action and action control fit in the overall picture. This will allow to finally appreciate the astonishing explanatory power

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Predictive Processing: the role of confidence and precision

This is the second post in a series inspired by Andy Clark’s book “Surfing Uncertainty“. In the previous post I’ve mentioned that an important concept in the Predictive Processing (PP) framework is the role of confidence. Confidence (in a prediction)

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Partisan Review: “Surfing Uncertainty”, by Andy Clark.

Sometimes it happens that reading a book ignites a seemingly unstoppable whirlpool of ideas. The book in question is “Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind” by Andy Clark. Why is this a partisan review? Because Clark himself had

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Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness: first reply to comments.

Two of my readers have kindly provided some very interesting comments and questions on my Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness paper (ETC). Because their comments and questions are very relevant and thought-provoking, I am publishing my reply as a separate post.

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Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness: why, how and what

After pre publishing the Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness (ETC) paper, it’s time to provide a little context, along with a tl;dr version (below). The full paper is long and dense, and may be a tad obscure if one isn’t familiar

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