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To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future

Published in Brain/Neurology.

A controversial theory suggests that perception, motor control, memory and other brain functions all depend on comparisons between ongoing actual experiences and the brain’s modeled expectations.

Some neuroscientists favor a predictive coding explanation for how the brain works, in which perception may be thought of as a “controlled hallucination.” This theory emphasizes the brain’s expectations and predictions about reality rather than the direct sensory evidence that the brain receives. Credit: Zolloc for Quanta Magazine.

In mid-2018, the artificial intelligence company DeepMind introduced new software that can take a single image of a few objects in a virtual room and, without human guidance, infer what the three-dimensional scene looks like from entirely new vantage points. Given just a handful of such pictures, the system, dubbed the Generative Query Network, or GQN, can successfully model the layout of a simple, video game-style maze.