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May

Why visual perception is a decision process

The study shows that humans occasionally perceive prediction errors as illusory percepts. In contrast to
popular predictive coding theories, where the brain 'explains away' prediction errors along a hierarchical processing scheme, our data demonstrate continued access to residual prediction...

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The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

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