Our ability to detect patterns might stem from the brain’s desire to represent things in the simplest way possible

Our ability to detect patterns might stem from the brain’s desire to represent things in the simplest way possible

Humans have a knack for finding patterns in the world around them. Researchers are building a model that shows how this ability might work. The brain does more than just process incoming information, the researchers say. It constantly tries to predict what’s coming next. The new model attempts to explain how people can make such predictions.

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