Surfing Uncertainty

by Andy Clark

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  • @kunalb11 Haha. The next one I read in the last week of 2018 so I hope it still counts (because I loved it so much). It’s called “Surfing Uncertainity”. It changed the way I looked at what brain does to Tweet

About Book

This title brings together work on embodiment, action, and the predictive mind. At the core is the vision of human minds as prediction machines - devices that constantly try to stay one step ahead of the breaking waves of sensory stimulation, by actively predicting the incoming flow. In every situation we encounter, that complex prediction machinery is already buzzing, proactively trying to anticipate the sensory barrage. The book shows in detail how this strange but potent strategy of self-anticipation ushers perception, understanding, and imagination simultaneously onto the cognitive stage.