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Uncertainty, Neuromodulation, and Attention

This statement addresses the complex learning challenges with which I’m currently grappling (and the micro/macro neuro-representation I’ve been discussing – i.e. what happens in our brain is a micro representation of what happens in societal learning/network formation). Uncertainty, Neuromodulation, and Attention (via Neuronodes): “Uncertainty in various forms plagues our interactions with the environment. In a Bayesian statistical framework, optimal inference and prediction, based on unreliable observations in changing contexts, require the representation and manipulation of different forms of uncertainty…Making inferences about the state of the world and predictions about the future based on many different kinds of uncertain information sources is one of the most fundamental computational tasks facing the brain. Doing so successfully requires explicit handling of the uncertainties.” (emphasis mine)