Predictive feedback and conscious visual experience

Matthew F. Panichello, Olivia Cheung, Moshe Bar

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    Abstract

    The human brain continuously generates predictions about the environment based on learned regularities in the world. These predictions actively and efficiently facilitate the interpretation of incoming sensory information. We review evidence that, as a result of this facilitation, predictions directly influence conscious experience. Specifically, we propose that predictions enable rapid generation of conscious percepts and bias the contents of awareness in situations of uncertainty. The possible neural mechanisms underlying this facilitation are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article numberArticle 620
    JournalFrontiers in Psychology
    Volume3
    Issue numberJAN
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 12 2013

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    Sensory Feedback
    Uncertainty
    Brain

    Keywords

    • Associative processing
    • Context
    • Object recognition
    • Perception
    • Predictions
    • Priming
    • Top-down
    • Visual awareness

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    • Psychology(all)

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    Panichello, M. F., Cheung, O., & Bar, M. (2013). Predictive feedback and conscious visual experience. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(JAN), [Article 620]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00620

    Predictive feedback and conscious visual experience. / Panichello, Matthew F.; Cheung, Olivia; Bar, Moshe.

    In: Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 3, No. JAN, Article 620, 12.03.2013.

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    Panichello, MF, Cheung, O & Bar, M 2013, 'Predictive feedback and conscious visual experience', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 3, no. JAN, Article 620. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00620
    Panichello, Matthew F. ; Cheung, Olivia ; Bar, Moshe. / Predictive feedback and conscious visual experience. In: Frontiers in Psychology. 2013 ; Vol. 3, No. JAN.
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