a new picture is taking shape in which conscious experience is seen as deeply grounded in how brains and bodies work together to maintain physiological integrity – to stay alive.
In this story, we are conscious ‘beast-machines’ Anil Seth “The real problem”
Every conscious experience involves a very large reduction of uncertainty – at any time, we have one experience out of vastly many possible experiences – and reduction of uncertainty is what mathematically we mean by ‘information’.
perception is a controlled hallucination, in which the brain’s hypotheses are continually reined in by sensory signals arriving from the world and the body.
The specific experience of being you (or me) is nothing more than the brain’s best guess of the causes of self-related sensory signals.
It now seems to me that fundamental aspects of our experiences of conscious selfhood might depend on control-oriented predictive perception of our messy physiology, of our animal blood and guts.
Consciousness is a predictive processing for maintaining the body, and conscious self is only predicted as a part of the process.
best guessはなんだろうかと理由付けを続けるのが、 意識らしい在り方だと思われるというだけである。
Since this theory is also derived by the predictive processing of reasoning, it does not matter whether this is correct or not, or there is no correct answer in the first place.
Just saying that keeping reasoning as to what is the "best guess" seems to be a conscious way of thinking.