Bayes, Schizophrenia, Autism and Brain Chemistry

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by Neil Godfrey

A fascinating essay, even if speculative, by Scott Alexander on the brain chemistry behind Bayesian, deductive and inductive reasoning, and light it possibly sheds on conditions like schizophrenia, autism, and being stoned.

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  • 2016-09-19 03:57:38 GMT+0000 - 03:57 | Permalink

    That is fascinating. And pretty well-measured, for being hand-wavy and speculative. Thanks, Neil.

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