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Clark makes a convincing case for the merits of conceptualizing brains as hierarchical prediction machines. This perspective has the potential to provide an elegant and powerful general theory of brain function, but it will ultimately stand or fall with evidence from basic neuroscience research. Here, we characterize the status quo of that evidence and highlight important avenues for future investigations.

Original publication

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X1200218X

Type

Journal article

Journal

Behav Brain Sci

Publication Date

06/2013

Volume

36

Pages

210 - 211

Keywords

Attention, Brain, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Humans, Perception