[Commentary] Generative models as parsimonious descriptions of sensorimotor loops

Baltieri, Manuel and Buckley, Christopher (2019) [Commentary] Generative models as parsimonious descriptions of sensorimotor loops. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42. ISSN 0140-525X

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Abstract

The Bayesian brain hypothesis, predictive processing and variational free energy minimisation are typically used to describe perceptual processes based on accurate generative models of the world. However, generative models need not be veridical representations of the environment. We suggest that they can (and should) be used to describe sensorimotor
relationships relevant for behaviour rather than precise accounts of the world.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper was accepted as a commentary to another manuscript:https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences/article/is-coding-a-relevant-metaphor-for-the-brain/D578626E4888193FFFAE5B6E2C37E052
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems Research Group
Depositing User: Lucy Arnold
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 16:47
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/86097

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