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The brain is not an isolated “black box,” nor is its goal to become one

  • Tom Froese (a1) (a2) and Takashi Ikegami (a2)


In important ways, Clark's “hierarchical prediction machine” (HPM) approach parallels the research agenda we have been pursuing. Nevertheless, we remain unconvinced that the HPM offers the best clue yet to the shape of a unified science of mind and action. The apparent convergence of research interests is offset by a profound divergence of theoretical starting points and ideal goals.



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