Jakob Hohwy Professor of Philosophy, Monash University

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.