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Is Autism due to Predictive Coding Problems?

  1. Mar 12, 2018 #1


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    This long Science magazine news article describes a model that tries to explain autism as a problem in predictive coding of the nervous system.
    The result is that many common stimuli seem surprising.

    There is a discussion of predictive coding in the nervous system and how it relates to machine learning.
    Schizophrenia may be the inverse of the autism situation.
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  3. Mar 12, 2018 #2
    Fantastic read!
  4. Mar 12, 2018 #3
    I too have read that article and believe that it may be helpful in explaining learning issues in persons not necessarily diagnosed as autistic or even mildly autistic if I read it correctly.
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