Surfing uncertainty: prediction, action, and the embodied mind

Andy Clark

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How is it that thoroughly physical material beings such as ourselves can think, dream, feel, create and understand ideas, theories and concepts? How does mere matter give rise to all these non-material mental states, including consciousness itself? An answer to this central question of our existence is emerging at the busy intersection of neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford ; New York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages401
ISBN (Print)9780190217020, 9780190217044, 9780190217013
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Uncertainty
  • Metacognition
  • Prediction (Logic)


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