S2 E8: Your Mind on Modeling & Active Inference, with Noor Sajid
Have you ever wondered why some days you order your same favourite meal whereas others you decide to try something new? How do we know when we should exploit previous choices or explore new possibilities? In this episode, Noor Sajid discusses her work on active inference, a framework that can answer this problem. Noor uses active inference to investigate many properties of our brain and behaviour, including why two brain lesions can be better than one. Ava & Beth talk through the basics of modeling and the motivations behind this scientific field.
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Sajid, N., Parr T., Hope T. M., Price C. J., & Friston K. J. (2020) Degeneracy and Redundancy in Active Inference. Cerebral Cortex 30, no. 11 : 5750–66. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhaa148.
Sajid, N., Parr T., Gajardo-Vida, A., Price C. J., & Friston K. J. (2020) Paradoxical lesions, plasticity and active inference, Brain Communications, fcaa164, https://doi.org/10.1093/braincomms/fcaa164
Sajid, N., Friston, K.J., Ekert, J.O., Price, C.J., Green, D.W. (2020) Neuromodulatory Control and Language Recovery in Bilingual Aphasia: An Active Inference Approach. Behav. Sci., 10, 161. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs10100161
Sajid, N., Faccio, F., Da Costa, L., Parr, T., Schmidhuber, J., & Friston K. J. (2022); Bayesian Brains and the Rényi Divergence. Neural Comput; 34 (4): 829–855. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/neco_a_01484
Sajid, N., Holmes, E., Hope, T.M., Fountas Z., Price C. J., & Friston K. J. (2021) Simulating lesion-dependent functional recovery mechanisms. Sci Rep 11, 7475 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87005-4