Matteo Colombo on (Mis)Computation in Computational Psychiatry

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(Mis)Computation in Computational Psychiatry

Matteo Colombo (Tilburg University)

22 February
h 15-17 – Greenwhich Mean Time 
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Abstract. An adequate explication of miscomputation should do justice to the practices involved in the computational sciences. As relevant practices outside computer science have so far been overlooked, I begin to fill this gap by distinguishing different notions of miscomputation in computational psychiatry. I argue that a satisfactory explication ofmiscomputation in computational psychiatry should essentially appeal to semantic properties that characterise the interaction between a target computing system and its environment. Any account of physical computation that does not appeal to semantics for explicating  miscomputation in psychiatric illness is inadequate.

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