“Aspects of autism, for instance, might be characterized by an inability to ignore prediction errors relating to sensory signals at the lowest levels of the brain’s processing hierarchy. That could lead to a preoccupation with sensations, a need for repetition and predictability, sensitivity to certain illusions, and other effects. The reverse might be true in conditions that are associated with hallucinations, like schizophrenia: The brain may pay too much attention to its own predictions about what is going on and not enough to sensory information that contradicts those predictions. (Experts are quick to caution, however, that autism and schizophrenia are much too complicated to be reduced to a single explanation or mechanism.)” https://www.quantamagazine.org/to-make-sense-of-the-present-brains-may-predict-the-future-20180710/

Aspects of autism, for instance, might be characterized by an inability to ignore prediction errors relating to sensory signals at the lowest levels of the brain’s processing hierarchy. That could lead to a preoccupation with sensations, a need for repetition and predictability, sensitivity to certain illusions, and other effects. The reverse might be true in conditions that are associated with hallucinations, like schizophrenia: The brain may pay too much attention to its own predictions about what is going on and not enough to sensory information that contradicts those predictions. (Experts are quick to caution, however, that autism and schizophrenia are much too complicated to be reduced to a single explanation or mechanism.)”
https://www.quantamagazine.org/to-make-sense-of-the-present-brains-may-predict-the-future-20180710/
 

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