An active inference theory of allostasis and interoception in depression.

  title={An active inference theory of allostasis and interoception in depression.},
  author={Lisa Feldman Barrett and Karen S. Quigley and Paul Hamilton},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={371 1708}
In this paper, we integrate recent theoretical and empirical developments in predictive coding and active inference accounts of interoception (including the Embodied Predictive Interoception Coding model) with working hypotheses from the theory of constructed emotion to propose a biologically plausible unified theory of the mind that places metabolism and energy regulation (i.e. allostasis), as well as the sensory consequences of that regulation (i.e. interoception), at its core. We then… CONTINUE READING
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