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Experiential fantasies, prediction, and enactive minds

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A recent surge of work on prediction-driven processing models - based on Bayesian inference and representation-heavy models - suggests that the material basis of conscious experience is inferentially secluded and neurocentrically brain bound. This paper develops an alternative account based on the free energy principle. It is argued that the free energy principle provides the right basic tools for understanding the anticipatory dynamics of the brain within a larger brain body environment dynamic, viewing the material basis of some conscious experiences as extensive relational and thoroughly world-involving.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Kirchhoff, M. D. (2015). Experiential fantasies, prediction, and enactive minds. Journal of Consciousness Studies: controversies in science and the humanities, 22 (3-4), 68-92.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84948420485

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2062

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 24

Start Page


  • 68

End Page


  • 92

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 3-4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • A recent surge of work on prediction-driven processing models - based on Bayesian inference and representation-heavy models - suggests that the material basis of conscious experience is inferentially secluded and neurocentrically brain bound. This paper develops an alternative account based on the free energy principle. It is argued that the free energy principle provides the right basic tools for understanding the anticipatory dynamics of the brain within a larger brain body environment dynamic, viewing the material basis of some conscious experiences as extensive relational and thoroughly world-involving.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Kirchhoff, M. D. (2015). Experiential fantasies, prediction, and enactive minds. Journal of Consciousness Studies: controversies in science and the humanities, 22 (3-4), 68-92.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84948420485

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2062

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 24

Start Page


  • 68

End Page


  • 92

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 3-4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom