Prediction – Expectation – Anticipation

In this post I tackle some problems concerning the capacities of predicting future events and performing actions based on these predictions.

What is prediction in the mind? How does it come about? What are the necessary mental faculties that allow for predicting future events? How does prediction relate to other mental phenomena such as understanding and simulation? The same can be asked about expectation and anticipation. What are the relations between these three, seemingly similar concepts?

The ideas and speculations are based on Complex Mind Theory, which most of the posts on this blog are about.