How our Minds Predict our Experiences and Shape our Reality w/ Andy Clark, Ph.D.

Andy Clark

[Episode 113 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses the human brain, awareness, and mental processes with Andy Clark, Ph.D. This episode is for anyone who is interested in how human consciousness shapes our reality and functioning in real-time. Andy has a lot of wonderful examples, tales, and anecdotes to share.

“Human brains are prediction machines,” Clark (Surfing Uncertainty), a cognitive philosophy professor at the University of Sussex, asserts in this eye-opening study. Clark contends that, rather than passively processing information from the senses, the brain is continually predicting external reality based on previous experiences and altering mental impressions as new information emerges.

Andy Clark’s new book: THE EXPERIENCE MACHINE: How Our Minds Predict and Shape Reality (2023 | Pantheon), professor of cognitive philosophy Andy Clark’s brilliant new theory of the mind that upends our understanding of how the brain interacts with the world.

Learn more about Andy Clark, PhD. here.

Andy Clark’s Current Project: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/media-arts-humanities-institute/research/project/science/xscape

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant , host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress) as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Paul has been quoted in the Washington PostNBC NewsWired Magazine, and Counseling Today. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

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Original Music:

”Alright” from the forthcoming album Mystic by PAWL (Spotify)

“The Argument” from The Fawn by The Sea and Cake (Spotify)

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