[From Bjoern Simonsen (01.04.08.14:15 GMT+1)]
In my studies of PCT I can't find any way to handle the reference
signals in the highest level, system concepts.
As I understand we do not perceive reference signals. The reference
signals are down going signals from an upper level. From where do the
reference signal come to the comparator for the level of system concepts.
[From Rick Marken (01.04.08.1110)]
Bjoern Simonsen (01.04.08.14:15 GMT+1)--
In my studies of PCT I can't find any way to handle the
reference signals in the highest level, system concepts...From
where do the reference signal come to the comparator for the
level of system concepts.
Good observation. And the observation is correct: there is no
source of references for the highest level (currently system level)
perceptions in HPCT. This means that the highest level references
are not variable; they are a constant. What this means in practice
is that the references for system level concepts are fixed at
whatever values they are set at during learning/development. If,
for example, a person is controlling a perception of "my religion"
then the reference for that perception is set at a constant value:
say "Zoroastrian". This reference is not varied as the means of
controlling higher level perceptions so you don't change your
perception of "my religion" unless the reference is changed by
reorganization. This model seems to be consistent with the evidence
I have seen: People vary the rules and principles they live by with
great fluidity but they rarely change the systems concepts (like
their religion) that are controlled by variations in these rules
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