Journal article

Recent advances in the application of predictive coding and active inference models within clinical neuroscience

Ryan Smith, Paul Badcock, Karl J Friston

Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Research in clinical neuroscience is founded on the idea that a better understanding of brain (dys)function will improve our ability to diagnose and treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. In recent years, neuroscience has converged on the notion that the brain is a 'prediction machine,' in that it actively predicts the sensory input that it will receive if one or another course of action is chosen. These predictions are used to select actions that will (most often, and in the long run) maintain the body within the narrow range of physiological states consistent with survival. This insight has given rise to an area of clinical computational neuroscience research that focuses on charact..

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