The Predictive Mind

The Predictive Mind

by Jakob Hohwy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199686735
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 833,399
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jakob Hohwy is a philosopher engaged in both conceptual and experimental research. He works on problems in philosophy of mind about perception, neuroscience, and mental illness. At the same time, he collaborates with neuroscientists and psychiatrists, conducting experiments that put philosophical ideas to the test and that bring philosophical concerns into the lab. Hohwy completed his PhD at the Australian National University, his Masters degree at St Andrews University in Scotland, and his basic philosophy training in Denmark. He has set up the Philosophy and Cognition lab in the Philosophy Department at Monash University in Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Mechanism
1. Perception as causal inference
2. Prediction error minimisation
3. Prediction error, context, and precision
4. Action and expected experience
Part II: The World
5. Binding is inference
6. Is predicting seeing?
7. Precarious prediction
8. Surprise and misrepresentation
Part III: The Mind
9. Precision, attention, and consciousness
10. Perceptual unity in action
11. The fragile mirror of nature
12. Into the predictive mind
Concluding remarks: The mind in prediction

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