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18:30 - 19:30 11 May 2017

London Neuropsychoanalysis Meeting: Madness as a failure of active inference


Room 305 | 26 Bedford Way (link Map)
London | WC1H 0DS | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker: Christoph Mathys

Abstract: Madness takes many forms, most of which can be explained as a failure of active inference. I will take overfitting, the core problem of all inference, as my point of departure and discuss its relation to psychosis. Neurosis, a harder problem, forces us take into account action, and active inference. I will give a brief introduction to my thoughts on this topic as they have developed since my last presentation at the NPSA group three years ago.


Elena Panagiotopoulou
Please email | e.panagiotopoulou@alumni.ucl.ac.uk