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  1. An Active Inference Account of Touch and Verbal Communication in Therapy.Joohan Kim, Jorge E. Esteves, Francesco Cerritelli & Karl Friston - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    This paper offers theoretical explanations for why “guided touch” or manual touch with verbal communication can be an effective way of treating the body and the mind. The active inference theory suggests that chronic pain and emotional disorders can be attributed to distorted and exaggerated patterns of interoceptive and proprioceptive inference. We propose that the nature of active inference is abductive. As such, to rectify aberrant active inference processes, we should change the “Rule” of abduction, or the “prior beliefs” entailed (...)
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