video: Joaquin Fuster on Hayek, Neurscience & the Brain

World renowned UCLA neuroscientist Joaquin Fuster discusses Friedrich Hayek’s work in global brain theory in a video from 2006 (Spanish).

You can read Fuster’s professional credentials and scientific achievements listed here.

From Fuster’s 2003 book Cortex and Mind:  Unifying Cognition:

“Friedrich Hayek (1952) was the first to propose the representation of percepts and memories in large-scale cortical networks of the kind proposed in this book.” (p. 7)

“Probably nobody has described the processes of cognitive categorization better than Hayek (1952).”  (p. 60)

“Perception can thus be viewed as the interpretation of new experiences based on assumptions from prior experience — in other words, the continuous testing by the senses of educated hypotheses about the world around us (Hayek, 1952).  Hence the essentially active character of perception, a concept far removed from the passive, receptive view of that faculty that Locke (1690/1894) held, echoing the Stoics of ancient Greece (tabula rasa).”  (p. 84)

Bonus:  Watch Fuster present his paper “Distributed Memory and the Perception-Action Cycle” at the 2007 Brain Network Dynamics Conference.

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