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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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The predictive brain (part two): is the idea too generic?

After explaining the main concepts and promises of the Predictive Brain (PB) idea in Part 1 (you may want to read also the comments), it’s now time to explore its boundaries. In this post, I will not drill down into

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Posted in Evolution, Neuroscience, Science

The predictive brain (part one): what is this about?

LSE hosted quite an exciting public event (15/01/2015): Is the Brain a Predictive Machine? I had the pleasure to attend it and now find myself toying with a handful of ideas that are perhaps worth sharing. But first, the basics:

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