Bayesian inference


Bayesian inference is a statistical method of inductive reasoning based on the reassessment of competing hypotheses in the presence of new evidence. Conceptually similar to the scientific method itself, formal Bayesian techniques are increasingly used in Artificial Intelligence and Brain models for decision-making under uncertainty.

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    To best interpret new sensory information, populations of sensory neurons must represent the lessons of past experience. How do they do this? The same solution to this problem is now reported in two very different sensory systems, providing a classic example of computational convergence.

    • Emilio Salinas
    Nature Neuroscience 14, 943–945