Expectations accelerate entry of visual stimuli into awareness.

  title={Expectations accelerate entry of visual stimuli into awareness.},
  author={Y. M. Pinto and Simon van Gaal and Floris P de Lange and Victor A. F. Lamme and Anil K. Seth},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  volume={15 8},
How do expectations influence transitions between unconscious and conscious perceptual processing? According to the influential predictive processing framework, perceptual content is determined by predictive models of the causes of sensory signals. On one interpretation, conscious contents arise when predictive models are verified by matching sensory input (minimizing prediction error). On another, conscious contents arise when surprising events falsify current perceptual predictions. Finally… CONTINUE READING

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