Portrait of Jakob Hohwy

Jakob Hohwy

Professor Jakob Hohwy is Head of Philosophy at Monash University. He conducts interdisciplinary research on theories of brain function. He is Deputy editor of the Oxford Academic journal Neuroscience of Consciousness and author of The Predictive Mind (Oxford University Press).

Jakob leads the Cognition & Philosophy Lab within the Monash University Department of Philosophy, which explores the philosophy of the mind and neuroscience. Blending the boundaries between philosophy and other disciplines including psychology, physics, neuroscience, psychiatry and engineering, the lab conducts experiments on the nature of perception and cognition.

Much of the research revolves around theories that the brain is a sophisticated hypothesis tester, figuring out the causes of sensory input by continually minimising its own prediction error through both perception and action.