What? Now. Predictive coding and enculturation

a reply to Regina E. Fabry

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Regina Fabry has proposed an intriguing marriage of enculturated cognition and predictive processing. I raise some questions for whether this marriage will work and warn against expecting too much from the predictive processing framework. Furthermore I argue that the predictive processes at a sub-personal level cannot be driving the innovations at a social level that lead to enculturated cognitive systems, like those explored in my target paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen MIND
EditorsThomas Metzinger, Jennifer M. Windt
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
PublisherMIND Group
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783958570818, 9783958571020
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • active inference
  • cognitive integration
  • enculturation
  • learning driven plasticity
  • mathematical cognition
  • perceptual inference
  • predictive processing
  • reading

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    Menary, R. (2015). What? Now. Predictive coding and enculturation: a reply to Regina E. Fabry. In T. Metzinger, & J. M. Windt (Eds.), Open MIND (pp. 1-8). Frankfurt am Main: MIND Group. https://doi.org/10.15502/9783958571198