Tag Archives: Bayesian brain

From Neural ‘Is’ to Moral ‘Ought’

This talk takes its inspiration from Joshua Greene’s ‘From neural ‘is’ to moral ‘ought’: what are the moral implications of neuroscientific moral psychology?’ He says: “Many moral philosophers regard scientific research as irrelevant to their work because science deals with … Continue reading

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The Bayesian Inference of the Goat in the Game-Show

1. The Bayesian Brain Many other posts on this blogsite refer to Karl Friston’s section within ‘Variational Free Energy’ theory of the brain as a hierarchy of predictors that adapt internal models of the environment based on experience, essentially using … Continue reading

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Bubbles

In many of the posts on this blogsite, I have been advocating a physicalist worldview in which an agent interacts with the environment in which it is in. This includes many references to Karl Friston’s ‘variational free energy’ theory of … Continue reading

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Entropy, Intelligence and Life

This posting forms part of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’. On its own, here, it  provides an as-simple-as-I-can-make-it introduction to the ideas underpinning Karl Friston’s ‘Variational Free Energy’ theory which link what the brain is doing to create intelligence to … Continue reading

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Talk: Intelligence and the Brain

What is ‘intelligence’? What is the brain actually doing? How is intelligence physically realised in the brain? Quite how the brain manages to achieve what it does remains elusive. It’s true that almost every day there are news stories that … Continue reading

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