[From Bruce Abbott (950511.10:15 EST)]
Rick Marken (950510.2200) --
And I am extremely lousy at
maintaining the "correct" relationship between these perceptions; the
one that keeps the invisible cursor on target. . . .
I can get quite good at this (I can keep the cursor "tracking" the
invisible cursor pretty well).
These seem contradictory. What am I missing? I assume you have not tried
my alternate version in which the target, not cursor, disappears. In your
second sentence above, keep WHAT cursor tracking the invisible cursor?
I just imagine the temporal pattern (I seem
to be imagining only the relevant perceptual charcteristic of the target).
How? Where does this imaginary temporal pattern come from? Isn't this
pattern a world-model?
By the way, (Bill Leach 950511.00:40 U.S. Eastern Time Zone) is correct in
his read on my position; in my view the "world-model" is a perception, not
an S-R system for generating responses. As such it simply substitutes for
sensory inputs as necessary; the rest is ordinary control.