Justin Kiggins

Product. Data. Science.

the fundamental “purpose” of brains… maybe I should give a TED talk

23 August 2012

I have this pet theory that nervous systems are fundamentally organs for predicting the future so the organism can respond appropriately. And to do this, nervous systems rely on correlations in the environment and temporal precedence to infer causality. Which is part of why we are so quick to apply causal explanations to spurious correlations.

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