Conférence de Chris Frith dans le cadre des conférences Jean Nicod 2014 sur le thème "What makes us special ?"
The brain is often described as a Bayesian machine that makes inferences about the state of the world. The mechanisms of perception by which such inferences are updated via prediction errors are well understood. These same mechanisms enable us to learn about the world of objects and agents by observing the behaviour of others. However, of equal importance are the mechanisms of action by which the state of the world is updated in response to prediction errors. The interplay of perception and action is critical for joint action and for learning about and exploring the world of groups and ideas through experience and communication. Simple rules linking perception and action can create complex interactions in groups such shoaling in fish and pack hunting in wolves. In the same way simple rules governing communicative interactions can lead to the emergence of groups such as institutions, and concepts such as meaning.
Christopher Donald Frith est professeur émérite au Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging ( University College London) et professeur invité à l'université d'Aarhus au Danemark. Il a travaillé sur la caractérisation des bases cognitives de la schizophrénie et les processus de cognition.Cliquer ICI pour fermer
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