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Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

Department: Faculty of Philosophy

Supervisor: Professor Richard Holton/ Professor Huw Price

College: Trinity Hall

AHRC Subject Area: Philosophy

Title of Thesis: Predictive Processing and Mental Representation

Philosophy of Psychology

Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Artificial Intelligence

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Language


A popular view in cognitive and computational neuroscience, "Predictive Processing", portrays the brain as an ever-active anticipatory machine, greeting incoming patterns of transduced energy with an internal environment teeming with expectations concerning its probable shape and structure. I work on the implications that this theory has for our understanding of how brains represent their environments. 

Other academic interests

Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Linguistics, Meta-ethics, Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosophy of Economics, American Literature, Philosophy of Consciousness, Ludwig Wittgenstein