Summary: Evidence that learned reactions are related to one another in a primarily random way,
order appearing only when the environment selects or enforces it. Laterality Taylor's experiments on
Summary: Example showing how adaptation must be measured against a defined class of problems.
Summary: "Transfer of patterns" demands only a transfer of values. Learning from another
Summary: The structure that is necessary and sufficient if the whole's later behaviour is to
be much dependent on its earlier experience. (Note that all this is equivalent to
saying that the system has memory) Habituation operator matters, machine not
Summary: In habituation I have shown that the operator does matter and the system does not
(within broad limits).
Summary: Every absolute system defines a topology, the "confluential", over the set of states.
This topology may be similar to some other topology, well known over same set. Reflex, conditioned as compound equilibrium
Summary: Constraints are found by applying information-losing transformations and seeing whether
they are still acceptable to the essential variables. 5756 Constraint finding Information advantages of losing
Summary: If two forcing operators alternate, they will lose their distinction while forcing.
Summary: The Multistable System of D.f.B. (Design for a Brain) is one whose corrective feedback
has already been made discriminating. D.f.B. shows how a system will behave after
discriminative feedback has been established in it. 5746, 5766.7
Summary: How habituation will show in a multistable system of arcs.
Summary: An arc may "see" only a certain few out of a sequence of stimuli; these few are then
"adjacent" for that arc, and may have unexpected effect, e.g. habituation. 5746 Summary: If a variable is forced to a value, perhaps it does not matter whether the forcing
is "discreet" or via an ultrastable, vetoing feedback. Forcing a variable forcing homeostat
Summary: My proof (that adaptation demands step-functions) demands in fact only that there
must be entities having a step-function aspect. This aspect may be one that is by
no means obvious in the real object. 5781.7
Summary: Some systems are not to be understood, or controlled, by the amount of information
that can be accepted in 1 man lifetime. 5810 Information direction is irrelevant
Summary: The symmetrical relation between transmitter and receiver, of McGill and Garner and
Woodward, is: between two variables' variations a constraint has been perceived. 5820 Constraint information as Protocol constraint in
Summary: Present position of the machine for solving super-problems.
Summary: Present-day topology is obsessed by continuity, and is therefore of no use to me.
(I must evidently develop my own theory of structure. This structure* was identified on 4934, in Bourbal's sense, and I have been developing it ever since,
with "laws of experience" and such like. Restricted neither to continuity nor groups,
nor numbers, nor algera, nor metric) 5949 * This structure was identified on 4934, in Bourbaki's sense, and I have been developing it ever since, with "laws of experience"
and such like. Summary: Adaptation, and diffusion of structure may go on independently. [deleted]
Summary: Transition at input and transition between equilibria are related in the form S [subset] ΦRΦ-1. Not = , as given on 5893) 5949 [deleted] Summary: Algebraic form of "[T~'s] trajectories are not more than one step long".
Summary: Conditioning on the homeostat examined by the method of confluents. 5877 Summary: The set of stable sub-sets forms a lattice on which the representative point moves
only downwards. (True both for determinate and stochastic transformations) 6091, 6093
Summary: The typical, or modal, element from EE will not provide a system showing the spontaneous generation of intelligence. 5984
Summary: A set may be expressed with full generality both by arbitrary labels and by any arbitrary product-set-form. The product
set is fully general. Review 5978 Coordinates change of Metric independent of product set Product set is fully general Set or Ensemble full generality of product
Summary: We may see a whole with any set of components we like. Division of a whole into parts
is relative, so far as labelling is concerned. Review 5977 Absolute system various divisions Analysis relativity of Joining relativity of
Summary: Wholes are divisible into parts specifiable by the observer, arbitrarily. 5984
Summary: Any arbitrary system may allow the demonstration that it contains any arbitrarily
Summary: Every theory has two informational aspects: its passive, when it is learnt or otherwise
acquired; and its active, when it is used as transducer. The two qualities of information
are not linked necessarily.
Summary: Parts that have only one state of equilibrium (for each given input) may build a whole
with a multiplicity of equilibria. Equilibrium number possible in whole Organisation number of equilibria
Summary: In DAMS, I went for the cutting-up; I should have gone for the equilibria. 6028
Summary: Certain concepts about a machine demand a set, which can exist only in another machine.
Such concepts can hardly be used by the machine if thinking about itself. Summary: Machine whose output is invariant for changes in the speed with which the input is
sent in. There must be an intervening stage of memory. Memory allows input speed to be irrelevant