Seminari Mente Iuss
IUSS Philosophy Seminars - Linguistics & Philosophy IUSS Center
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IUSS, Sala Del Camino, Palazzo Broletto

L&PIC - Linguistics & Philosophy IUSS Center
The Mark of the Mental (MOM) Project

- “Foundations of Predictive Processing. I. Tenets and History”
- “Foundations of Predictive Processing. II. Content and Consciousness”
- “Foundations of Predictive Processing. III. Believing in PP”

Speaker: Matteo Colombo, Tilburg University 

The goal of this cycle of lectures is to clarify the historical, philosophical and scientific foundation of Predictive Processing (PP). According to PP, the brain is a mechanism that uses statistical models of the environment to continuously generate predictions in the service of adaptive control. In the first lecture, I introduce the main tenets of PP, and situate them in their historical and scientific context.  In the second lecture, I discuss the bearing of PP on content and consciousness, considering whether PP must be committed to some form of internalism or representationalism about minds. In the third lecture, I put into focus whether and why we should believe PP is true, and conclude by examining what PP can plausibly contribute to the sciences of mind, brain and behaviour.

September 19th, 2022, 15:00 - 17:30
September 20th, 2022, 11:00 - 13:00
September 21st, 2022, 11:00 - 13:00

IUSS - Sala Del Camino
Palazzo del Broletto - Piazza della Vittoria 15 – Pavia

Participation will also be available via Zoom at: https://iusspavia.zoom.us/my/br.saladelcamino 

For further information: marco.facchin@iusspavia.it