Munich Neuroscience Calendar


22.05.2018, 15:00 Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
until 16:00
Event Type: Talk
Speaker: Karl Friston
Institute: UCL, UK

Title: The computational anatomy of psychosis

Lecture Hall
Kräpelinstr. 2, 10
80804 München

Host: Dimitris Bolis
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This talk considers formal or computational approaches to psychopathology. I will use schizophrenia to offer a case study of computational psychiatry.

We first review the basic phenomenology and pathophysiological theories of schizophrenia. These motivate the choice of a formal or computational framework within which to understand the symptoms and signs of schizophrenia; particularly, in terms of false beliefs or inference. This framework is the Bayesian brain. We will focus on the (neuromodulatory) encoding of uncertainty or precision within predictive coding implementations of active inference – to demonstrate computational approaches to the nature and pathogenesis of hallucinations and delusions.

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