The Bayesian brain: the role of uncertainty in neural coding and computation

@article{Knill2004TheBB,
  title={The Bayesian brain: the role of uncertainty in neural coding and computation},
  author={David C. Knill and Alexandre Pouget},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={712-719}
}
To use sensory information efficiently to make judgments and guide action in the world, the brain must represent and use information about uncertainty in its computations for perception and action. Bayesian methods have proven successful in building computational theories for perception and sensorimotor control, and psychophysics is providing a growing body of evidence that human perceptual computations are "Bayes' optimal". This leads to the "Bayesian coding hypothesis": that the brain… CONTINUE READING
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