Your brain’s inner beliefs

Why the Brain Makes Mistakes

A study conducted at Carnegie Mellon University investigated the brain’s neural activity during learned behavior and found that the brain makes mistakes because it applies incorrect inner beliefs, or internal models, about how the world works. The research suggests that when the brain makes a mistake, it actually thinks that it is making the correct decision—its neural signals are consistent with its inner beliefs, but not with what is happening in the real world. “Our brains are constantly trying to predict how the world works. We do this by building internal models through experience and learning when we interact with the world,” …..[READ]

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