The winning prediction becomes your action

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A note for Lesson no. 4, "Your Brain Predicts (Almost) Everything You Do," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 74–75 is:

... the winning prediction becomes your action and your sensory experience.

See these references.[1][2]


  1. Gallivan, Jason P., Lindsey Logan, Daniel M. Wolpert, and J. Randall Flanagan. 2016. "Parallel Specification of Competing Sensorimotor Control Policies For Alternative Action Options." Nature Neuroscience 19 (2): 320.
  2. Barrett, Lisa Feldman. 2017. How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, chapter 4 & 6. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.