Online Summer Course on Predictive Processing, Embodiment and Consciousness.

Online Summer Course on Predictive Processing, Embodiment and Consciousness.

Dear all,

The University of Edinburgh’s Cognitive Science Society is teaming up with Andy Clark’s new X-Spect project (, to host a six-week online seminar series this summer.

The aim of the series is to introduce young researchers to the increasingly popular predictive processing theory of mind. Each week, a different researcher working on this exciting framework will present their most recent work. Topics will include the nature of pain and delusion, the possibility of embodying and extending the predictive mind, how prediction is currently being used to better understand consciousness, and more.

All 6 sessions will take place on “Zoom” (an online conferencing platform). The sessions will occur every Wednesday evening from June 5th to July 10th from 6-8pm (BST). Each session will last approximately 2 hours, with time being divided equally between a live lecture and a seminar-style Q&A with the researcher of the week.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Include in your email your affiliation and reason for wanting to attend. The course is free, but as places are so limited and interest is so high, we are asking that people only apply if they are willing to commit to attending the entire series.

The details of the course, including who will be speaking and the specific topics, will be available on our website, which is launching soon.

Please feel free to forward this message onto anyone you think would be interested.

Thanks everyone!