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The Prophetic Brain

Posted on: February 8, 2009

It’s a commonly held belief that information from the outside world impinges upon our brains through our senses to cause perception, then action. But this reasonable assumption now appears to be false.

>>>>> Article in SEED magazine

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Reminds me of a project I did for NASA some years back, designing a control system for an autonomous fire-watching UAV. The goal was to make the UAV be smart about what observations to make of a forest fire, to help fighting it. I decided it should run simulations of the future of the fire, and make those observations that minimized the uncertainty of those simulations.

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