Blindmen, K.o and K.f

[from Gary Cziko 920513]

Rick Marken (920508 8:30) said:

Now, if k.o is VERY large (say, 100,000) and k.f is relatively small
(say, 100) then the ratio . . .

Now that I understand the math, I'm wondering why k.o has to be so large.

From what I remember of playing with Powers's Demo2, it seems that the

model with a k.o. of only 30 or so with a k.f. of 1 acted pretty much like
I did in the tracking task. I suspect, however, that the units the
computer demo is using is not the same units that I am using as a person
making muscles contract based on miniscule neural currents starting in my
retina so that k.o. is actually much larger than that of the Demo2 model.
Am I on the right track here?--Gary


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