B:CP Course : CH. 10 Transition Control

[From Rupert Young (2013.09.14 12.30 BST)]

The discussion of the control of perceptual change highlights a fundamental point about the PCT perspective, that experience and control relate to perceptions of the world and not elements of the world itself. That is, what is being controlled are internal variables, whereas the outside world may well remain static. For example, if you are moving towards an object (perhaps driving towards a wall) what is being controlled is the rate at which the object is expanding in your visual field even though the object itself is stationary.

Leading questions:

1. Not sure, change in pitch.
2. Neuron activity is suppressed? Moving the eye means that different neurons are activated giving the impression of movement.
3. Same as previous answer. No.
4. Sound getting louder. Expansion in visual field.
5. What's "toppling"?
6. Increase in heat perception. No, see boiling frog syndrome.


Rick Marken (2013.09.08.1210)]

Here is the summary of Ch. 9, Configuration Control. Comments welcome
as usual. I'd be particularly interested in hearing anyone's comments
on /criticisms of my analysis of he results of the deafferentiation
study referred to in this summary.

Once again I am not posting a study guide for the next chapter --
chapter 10: Transition Control. But do try to look it over; I know
things are getting pretty complex and technical but I would be
interested in hearing what you got (or think you got) out of each of
these chapters.

Best regards



On 08/09/2013 20:08, Richard Marken wrote: