The world is a noisy place, and people must decide which inputs are meaningful, which are uninformative, and how to use incoming information to optimize their behavior in different contexts. It has been argued that rather than passively processing incoming information, we use past experience to form predictions about what is likely to occur in the future. These predictions allow us to make sense of noisy or ambiguous inputs, make decisions despite uncertainty, and act efficiently and proactively, without having to wait for sensory feedback...
The authors would like to acknowledge their funding sources (NIH F32 MH117933 to AD, Alon Fellowship to LR).
- predictive frameworks