PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Predictive brains: forethought and the levels of explanation
Giuseppe Boccignone and Roberto Cordeschi
Frontiers in Psychology Volume 3, Number 511, 2012. ISSN 1664-1078

Abstract

Is any unified theory of brain function possible? Following a line of thought dating back to the early cybernetics (see, e.g., Cordeschi, 2002), Clark (in press) has proposed the action-oriented Hierarchical Predictive Coding (HPC) as the account to be pursued in the effort of gaining the “Grand Unified Theory of the Mind”—or “painting the big picture”, as Edelman (2012) put it. Such line of thought is indeed appealing, but to be effectively pursued it should be confronted with experimental findings and explanatory capabilities (Edelman, 2012).

EPrint Type:Article
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Subjects:Computational, Information-Theoretic Learning with Statistics
ID Code:9604
Deposited By:Giuseppe Boccignone
Deposited On:01 December 2012