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Predictive Processing, Embodied Cognition & The Extended Mind Hypothesis

Lecture by Leon de Bruin (Nijmegen), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy.

The predictive processing (PP) paradigm conceives of the brain as a pro-active prediction engine, which constantly attempts to anticipate the input it receives by constructing models of the possible causes of this input. Proponents of PP are divided on the question how to explain the relation between brain, body and environment. Some of them have argued that PP rules out more radical versions of Embodied Cognition, and that it is incompatible with the Extended Mind Hypothesis. In my talk I will discuss these claims and explore the implications of PP for the concept of cognition.

Leon de Bruin

is assistant professor of philosophy of mind and language at the Radboud University Nijmegen. His research is primarily focused on embodied and situated aspects of social cognition. He is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition (with Albert Newen and Shaun Gallagher).

When & where?

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 3.15 - 5pm
Faculty of Philosophy, room Omega

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