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Distinguishing theory from implementation in predictive coding accounts of brain function

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2013

Michael W. Spratling*
Affiliation:
Department of Informatics, King's College London, University of London, London WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom. michael.spratling@kcl.ac.uk

Abstract

It is often helpful to distinguish between a theory (Marr's computational level) and a specific implementation of that theory (Marr's physical level). However, in the target article, a single implementation of predictive coding is presented as if this were the theory of predictive coding itself. Other implementations of predictive coding have been formulated which can explain additional neurobiological phenomena.

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