Jakob Hohwy is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on cognitive science, neuropsychiatry, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of neuroscience.
Jakob is a truly interdisciplinary researcher, who works at the intersection of philosophy, neuroscience and psychology. He was educated in Aarhus and St Andrews and holds a PhD from the Australian National University as well as a Dr. Phil from Aarhus University.
In his recent book “The predictive mind”, Jakob discusses the theory that the brain is essentially a hypothesis-testing mechanism, that is, that it is constantly engaged in attempts to minimise the error of its predictions about the sensory input it receives from the world.