Jakob Hohwy: The Predictive Mind: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013, ix + 288, £60.00, ISBN: 978-0-19-968273-7

Minds and Machines 24 (2):233-237 (2014)
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The Predictive Mind by Jakob Hohwy is the first monograph to address the philosophical significance of what Hohwy calls the prediction error minimization framework. The central claim of the book is that, on a conceptual level, perception, action, and cognition can be understood by reference to a single principle: prediction error minimization. The corresponding empirical hypothesis is that the brain implements a hierarchical generative model that generates predictions about sensory inputs and their hidden causes. When sensory signals arrive, only their divergence from the predictions has to be further processed. The general strategy of using predictions derived from generative models to compress and transmit information is also known as predictive coding.Perception is thus not construed as a purely bottom–up process, but.

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