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Convergent evidence for top-down effects from the “predictive brain” 1

  • Claire O'Callaghan (a1), Kestutis Kveraga (a2), James M. Shine (a3), Reginald B. Adams (a4) and Moshe Bar (a5)...


Modern conceptions of brain function consider the brain as a “predictive organ,” where learned regularities about the world are utilised to facilitate perception of incoming sensory input. Critically, this process hinges on a role for cognitive penetrability. We review a mechanism to explain this process and expand our previous proposals of cognitive penetrability in visual recognition to social vision and visual hallucinations.



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Claire O'Callaghan and Kestutis Kveraga are co-first authors of this commentary.



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