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The Predictive Mind

Jakob Hohwy


A new theory is taking hold in neuroscience. The theory is increasingly being used to interpret and drive experimental and theoretical studies, and it is finding its way into many other domains of research on the mind. It is the theory that the brain is a sophisticated hypothesis-testing mechanism, which is constantly involved in minimizing the error of its predictions about the sensory input it receives from the world. This mechanism is meant to explain perception and action and everything mental in between. It is an attractive theory because powerful theoretical arguments support it. It is a ... More

Keywords: perception, mind, prediction error minimization, unconscious perceptual inference, action, attention, illusion, mental illness, consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199682737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jakob Hohwy, author
Monash University