@mbbrown I heard about predictive processing theory on Scott Alexander's blog, when he reviewed that book. It sounded fascinating, so I bought it.
Unfortunately I found it completely impenetrable. Fortunately I have a CS background, and it looks like you have a biology background, so maybe you'll have an easier time :-).
If you do, you should blog about it! There's precious little online about PP theory (at least that I've found).
@justinpombrio I've seen that review. Like you, it's one of the reasons I picked up the book.
I'm not sure my background, largely cell biology, will help that much. Far as I can tell, this is a difficult book for anyone not named Andy Clark.
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