Trends in Cognitive Sciences 24 (5):346-348 (2020)

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Chaz Firestone
Johns Hopkins University
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Predictive Processing theories hold that the mind’s core aim is to minimize prediction-error about its experiences. But prediction-error minimization can be 'hacked', by placing oneself in highly predictable environments where nothing happens. Recent philosophical work suggests that this is a surprisingly serious challenge, highlighting the obstacles facing ‘theories-of-everything’ in psychology.
Keywords predictive coding  perception  curiosity  predictive processing  dark room  free energy
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DOI 10.1016/j.tics.2020.02.006
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