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Applications of predictive control in neuroscience

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2013

Bruce Bridgeman*
Department of Psychology, University of California–Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. bruceb@ucsc.edu


The sensory cortex has been interpreted as coding information rather than stimulus properties since Sokolov in 1960 showed increased response to an unexpected stimulus decrement. The motor cortex is also organized around expectation, coding the goal of an act rather than a set of muscle movements. Expectation drives not only immediate responses but also the very structure of the cortex, as demonstrated by development of receptive fields that mirror the structure of the visual world.

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