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Does predictive coding have a future?

Nature Neurosciencevolume 21pages10191021 (2018) | Download Citation

In the 20th century we thought the brain extracted knowledge from sensations. The 21st century witnessed a ‘strange inversion’, in which the brain became an organ of inference, actively constructing explanations for what’s going on ‘out there’, beyond its sensory epithelia. One paper played a key role in this paradigm shift.

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