During the Q&A there was a question whether there are models that cannot be put in the what/how/why classification and one of the speaker said that there is also a difference between framework and model. Free energy principle was mentioned as an example of framework.
My question is: where lies the difference between framework(s) and model(s). Is it complexity? Or the range of phenomena it accounts for? Or sth different?
Also: what are others examples of frameworks in neuroscience? Is predictive processing an example of framework?
Not sure if this is in any way correct but I would think of it like
A model is one of the “what”, “how”, “why” explaining and by term “model” kinda implies that you have data or a phenomena that the model can be applied to or assessed by.
A “framework” would be an approach/lens/way of looking at something.
ie. one could think about cognitive from a Piaget approach, or Vygotsky. You could think about learning and memory with a neurobiological framework or a cognitive framework.
I guess a framework might help identify at which level your model should address your question at?