Distinguishing theory from implementation in predictive coding accounts of brain function

Michael W. Spratling*

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It is often helpful to distinguish between a theory (Marr's computational level) and a specific implementation of that theory (Marr's physical level). However, in the target article, a single implementation of predictive coding is presented as if this were the theory of predictive coding itself. Other implementations of predictive coding have been formulated which can explain additional neurobiological phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-232
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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