Philosophy

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Speaker: Elmarie Venter (Ruhr Universität Bochum)

Title: Compatibility and Integration in Cognitive Science: Embodied Cognition and Predictive Processing

Abstract: Predictive processing is a leading theoretical framework that has received substantial attention in recent philosophical work. The theoretical treatment of predictive processing has been related to various topics including predictive coding, active inference, the free energy principle, and the Bayesian brain hypothesis. In this talk, I will focus on how the broader metaphysical and methodological commitments of predictive processing as a research program when integrated with embodied cognition offers exciting and worthwhile explanations of cognitive capacities.

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. In particular, this seminar series focuses on the nature of cognition, metacognition and social cognition. We’ll be tackling questions such as, what does it mean to think? What does it mean to think about thinking? And, what does it mean to think about one’s own thinking versus thinking about the thinking of other people? Please come along!

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David Ward

Nov 16 2022 -

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

2022-11-16: Compatibility and Integration in Cognitive Science: Embodied Cognition and Predictive Processing

Lecture Theatre C, 40 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX