Convergent evidence for top-down effects from the "predictive brain"

Claire O'Callaghan, Kestutis Kveraga, James M. Shine, Reginald B. Adams, Moshe Bar

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Modern conceptions of brain function consider the brain as a "predictive organ," where learned regularities about the world are utilised to facilitate perception of incoming sensory input. Critically, this process hinges on a role for cognitive penetrability. We review a mechanism to explain this process and expand our previous proposals of cognitive penetrability in visual recognition to social vision and visual hallucinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e254
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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