The Bayesian Brain

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Some experts posit that the brain is Bayesian in nature. Bayes’ law is a mathematical law that describes the probability of an event happening after considering prior knowledge related to that event. The brain is said to be Bayesian because we update our beliefs when presented with new information. For example, when we see a dog snarling and barking at us, we believe that we’ll likely be attacked, but then believe this to be less true if we see another barking dog run up from behind us. Read full article here

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