The anatomy of choice: active inference and agency

@inproceedings{Friston2013TheAO,
  title={The anatomy of choice: active inference and agency},
  author={Karl J. Friston and Philipp Schwartenbeck and Thomas H. B. FitzGerald and Michael Moutoussis and Timothy Edward John Behrens and Raymond J. Dolan},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2013}
}
This paper considers agency in the setting of embodied or active inference. In brief, we associate a sense of agency with prior beliefs about action and ask what sorts of beliefs underlie optimal behavior. In particular, we consider prior beliefs that action minimizes the Kullback-Leibler (KL) divergence between desired states and attainable states in the future. This allows one to formulate bounded rationality as approximate Bayesian inference that optimizes a free energy bound on model… CONTINUE READING

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