Christopher L. Buckley

Senior Lecturer in Neural Computation

University of Sussex
Department of Informatics
Brighton, UK
Phone: +44-1273 678431
twitter: @drclbuckley


My research interests lie at the intersection between neuroscience and embodied artificial intelligence. Understanding how the nervous system gives rise to robust behaviour offers potential design solutions for systems that operate in dynamic and noisy environments. However, conversely, understanding the brain as a dynamic control system can help shed light on the neural circuits that underpin behaviour. My work combines  both computational and experimental approaches to address these issues.



Distributed neural processing of self-generated visual input in a vertebrate brain. See the e-zfish project.


Recent Papers

  • Tschantz, Alexander; Seth, Anil K; Buckley, Christopher L; Learning action-oriented models through active inference PLoS computational biology 16 4 e1007805 2020
  • Millidge, Beren; Tschantz, Alexander; Buckley, Christopher L; Whence the Expected Free Energy? arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.08128 2020
  • Seth, Anil; Millidge, Beren; Buckley, Christopher L; Tschantz, Alexander; Curious Inferences: Reply to Sun & Firestone on the Dark Room Problem 2020 PsyArXiv
  • Baltieri, Manuel; Buckley, Christopher L;  On Kalman-Bucy filters, linear quadratic control and active inference arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.06269 2020
  • Millidge, Beren; Tschantz, Alexander; Buckley, Christopher L;  Predictive Coding Approximates Backprop along Arbitrary Computation Graphs arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.04182 2020
  • Millidge, Beren; Tschantz, Alexander; Seth, Anil K; Buckley, Christopher L;  On the Relationship Between Active Inference and Control as Inference arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.12964 2020
  • Baltieri, Manuel; Buckley, Christopher L; Bruineberg, Jelle; Predictions in the eye of the beholder: an active inference account of Watt governors Artificial Life Conference ProceedingS  121-129 2020
  • Tschantz, Alexander; Millidge, Beren; Seth, Anil K; Buckley, Christopher L; Control as Hybrid Inference arXiv preprint arXiv:2007.05838 2020
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