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Beyond Neural Coding? Lessons from Perceptual Control Theory

  • Xerxes D. Arsiwalla (a1), Ruben Moreno Bote (a2) (a3) and Paul Verschure (a1) (a4)

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Pointing to similarities between challenges encountered in today's neural coding and twentieth-century behaviorism, we draw attention to lessons learned from resolving the latter. In particular, Perceptual Control Theory posits behavior as a closed-loop control process with immediate and teleological causes. With two examples, we illustrate how these ideas may also address challenges facing current neural coding paradigms.

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Beyond Neural Coding? Lessons from Perceptual Control Theory

  • Xerxes D. Arsiwalla (a1), Ruben Moreno Bote (a2) (a3) and Paul Verschure (a1) (a4)

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