Predictive Mind: From Neuroscience to Humanities
In cognitive neuroscience, it has been argued that the brain does not passively process sensory information but actively shapes the self and the world by generating predictions through internal models. This “predictive processing” has been shown to play important roles not only in basic processes such as sensation, movement, and perception, but also in higher-order processes such as cognition, emotion, decision-making, and social interactions. The perspective of “predictive processing” could become a predominant theoretical framework for explaining and describing the human mind. Moreover, it is expected to explain how shared mentality is formed among individuals, and how the mentality can change, in the context of time and culture.
This special issue of Psychologia aims at publishing papers that show characteristics and functions of the human mind based on predictions and that explain individual and social behaviors based on the perspective of predictive processing. We welcome papers from interdisciplinary areas, including empirical studies in psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience, also theoretical reviews and field studies in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, and history. The guest editor of this special issue is Prof. Dr. Hideki Ohira (see below). Manuscripts should be submitted via Psychologia’s online submission form. For instructions to authors, please see http://kokoro.kyoto-u.ac.jp/psychologia/submissions_instruction-for-authors/
Guest Editor: Hideki Ohira (Department of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Nagoya University)
Deadline for Submissions: March 31st, 2023
Expected Publication Date: February 2024 (or earlier)
Submission: Submission Form
Note: You should indicate on the cover letter that this submission is for a special issue.