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    The anatomy of choice: active inference and agency.Karl Friston, Philipp Schwartenbeck, Thomas FitzGerald, Michael Moutoussis, Timothy Behrens & Raymond J. Dolan - 2013 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.
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    Bayesian inferences about the self : A review.Michael Moutoussis, Pasco Fearon, Wael El-Deredy, Raymond J. Dolan & Karl J. Friston - 2014 - Consciousness and Cognition 25:67-76.
    Viewing the brain as an organ of approximate Bayesian inference can help us understand how it represents the self. We suggest that inferred representations of the self have a normative function: to predict and optimise the likely outcomes of social interactions. Technically, we cast this predict-and-optimise as maximising the chance of favourable outcomes through active inference. Here the utility of outcomes can be conceptualised as prior beliefs about final states. Actions based on interpersonal representations can therefore be understood as minimising (...)
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    A formal model of interpersonal inference.Michael Moutoussis, Nelson J. Trujillo-Barreto, Wael El-Deredy, Raymond J. Dolan & Karl J. Friston - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    The Scientific Study of Consciousness Cannot and Should Not Be Morally Neutral.Matan Mazor, Simon Brown, Anna Ciaunica, Athena Demertzi, Johannes Fahrenfort, Nathan Faivre, Jolien C. Francken, Dominique Lamy, Bigna Lenggenhager, Michael Moutoussis, Marie-Christine Nizzi, Roy Salomon, David Soto, Timo Stein & Nitzan Lubianiker - 2023 - Perspectives on Psychological Science 18 (3):535-543.
    A target question for the scientific study of consciousness is how dimensions of consciousness, such as the ability to feel pain and pleasure or reflect on one’s own experience, vary in different states and animal species. Considering the tight link between consciousness and moral status, answers to these questions have implications for law and ethics. Here we point out that given this link, the scientific community studying consciousness may face implicit pressure to carry out certain research programs or interpret results (...)
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    A social inference model of idealization and devaluation.Giles W. Story, Ryan Smith, Michael Moutoussis, Isabel M. Berwian, Tobias Nolte, Edda Bilek, Jenifer Z. Siegel & Raymond J. Dolan - 2024 - Psychological Review 131 (3):749-780.
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    Hypotheses About the Relationship of Cognition With Psychopathology Should be Tested by Embedding Them Into Empirical Priors.Michael Moutoussis, Alexandra K. Hopkins & Raymond J. Dolan - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Children perform extensive information gathering when it is not costly.Aislinn Bowler, Johanna Habicht, Madeleine E. Moses-Payne, Niko Steinbeis, Michael Moutoussis & Tobias U. Hauser - 2021 - Cognition 208:104535.
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    A Computational Analysis of Aberrant Delay Discounting in Psychiatric Disorders.Giles W. Story, Michael Moutoussis & Raymond J. Dolan - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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