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Predictions in the Brain: Using Our Past to Generate a Future

Moshe Bar


When one is immersed in the fascinating world of neuroscience findings, the brain might start to seem like a collection of “modules,” each specializes in a specific mental feat. But just like in other domains of Nature, it is possible that much of the brain and mind's operation can be explained with a small set of universal principles. Given exciting recent developments in theory, and empirical findings and computational studies, it seems that the generation of predictions might be one strong candidate for such a universal principle. This is the focus of this book. From the predictions require ... More

Keywords: brain, universal principles, predictions, computational principles, memory, simulation, thoughts, imagery, concepts, language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395518
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395518.001.0001


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