Philosophy

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Speaker: Mark Miller (Edinburgh/Sussex)

Title: Still Happily Entangled

Abstract: We are in the midst of an exciting paradigm shift in cognitive and computational neuroscience. Researchers today are increasingly describing the human brain as a multi-level prediction engine. The now well known ‘Predictive Processing’ framework, one possible version of this story, has proven itself capable of elucidating and integrating various information processing strategies that underlie perception, reasoning, and action. But how, if at all, do feelings, emotions and moods fit into this emerging picture? The fit, so we have been arguing, is both profound and potentially transformative of the framework. For this PPIG event, we will be discussing some of my recent research with Andy Clark, Julian Kiverstein and Erik Rietveld on this topic.

Further information

We are a group of researchers from diverse backgrounds in the above-mentioned groups (and beyond) who aim to gain an interdisciplinary yet deep understanding of the threads that bind the human mind and the world. Please come along!

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Contact details

Dr Alistair Isaac

Jan 23 2019 -

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

2019-01-23: Still Happily Entangled

Room 1.20, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD