Brains don't predict; they trial actions
A commentary on "Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science" by Clark, A. (in press). Behav. Brain Sci. I suggest two refinements of Clark's (in press) account of predictive brains and situated agents. The first concerns the idea of the brains as a "predictive machine" (Clark, in press, Section 1). Simply, the brain does not predict how the world is but, rather, it trails actions that represent opportunities for adaptive ways of "going on" in the world.
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