Active inference and free energy

Behav Brain Sci. 2013 Jun;36(3):212-3. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12002142. Epub 2013 May 10.


Why do brains have so many connections? The principles exposed by Andy Clark provide answers to questions like this by appealing to the notion that brains distil causal regularities in the sensorium and embody them in models of their world. For example, connections embody the fact that causes have particular consequences. This commentary considers the imperatives for this form of embodiment.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Attention / physiology*
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Cognition / physiology*
  • Cognitive Science / trends*
  • Humans
  • Perception / physiology*