Predictive Processing Explains “Show, don’t Tell”

The predictive processing model of whole brain function gives a pretty good explanation for why the advice “show it, don’t tell it” works so well. When you tell someone, you’re giving them a higher level narrative, which ostenbily generates sensory predictions. These sensory predictions don’t necessarily line up with the current observed sensory inputs, and […]

Code as Writing, Version 2.0

It’s impossible to understand humanity without understanding how we store and transmit information. The technology of writing has heavily shaped the human experience. When writing was invented, it enabled new kinds of human cooperation, such as governments and commerce.  Most people don’t think of writing as a technology, and most people don’t think of governmental […]