Predictive Coding Neural Networks

Sniffing Out the Brain's Predictive Power : Northwestern University Newscenter
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October 6, 2011 | Research

Sniffing Out the Brain's Predictive Power

Researchers find that the brain smells what it expects rather than what it sniffs

CHICAGO --- In the moments before you “stop and smell the roses, ” it’s likely your brain is already preparing your sensory system for that familiar floral smell. New research from Northwestern Medicine offers strong evidence that the brain uses predictive coding to generate “predictive templates” of specific smells -- setting up a mental expectation of a scent before it hits your nostrils. 

Predictive coding is important because it provides animals -- in this case, humans -- with a behavioral advantage, in that they can react more quickly and more accurately to stimuli in the surrounding environment.

The study, published in the Oct. 6 issue of the journal Neuron, was led by Christina Zelano, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Jay Gottfried, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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