Reinforcement:The Control of Perception

[From Rick Marken (950606.1900)]

Bruce Abbott (950606.1400 EST) --

I realize that in the above description I have not done full justice to
either the reinforcement or PCT analysis of the experimental results as I
have not yet had a chance to think the problem through in detail, but I do
believe I have captured at least the essence of the explanation.

Actually, your description of a reinforcement analysis of behavior explains
quite a bit. When you know what to look for, controlled perceptions are
really quite obvious. Of course, Bill Powers (950606.1440 MDT) picked up
on it too:

The main thing I get from your post is that if my interpretation of the
data is right, there is definitely a problem for reinforcement theory
and you would feel a considerable urge to make it go away.