May 10, 2022 • 1HR 4M

Mark Miller on Predictive Processing

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Todd Hargrove
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If you are interested in predictive processing, you should definitely listen to this podcast.

It’s an interview with Mark Miller, a philosopher and cognitive scientist who studied under John Vervaeke and did his PhD with Andy Clark.

I've read a bunch of Mark’s papers on using predictive processing to understand psychopathology, well-being, addiction, substance abuse, social media use, and playful behavior. These papers are filled with interesting insights about perception and action (along with some difficult technical materials that I won’t pretend to fully understand.)

In this interview, Mark did a great job of minimizing the technical stuff and maximizing the interesting insights, of which there were many. We talked about pain, play, meditation, therapy, horror movies, roller coasters, and many other things.

This was a super fun conversation and I highly recommend it.

To learn more about Mark and his work, you can visit his webpage here, find him on Twitter here, and check out his Contemplative Science Podcast here.