Demonstrations

Perceptual Control Theory Demonstrations

The following websites provide demonstrations of the mechanism of perceptual control. Repository of computer programs developed by WIlliam T. Powers, referenced in Living Control Systems III. https://sites.google.com/site/perceptualcontroldemos/ Adam Matic’s demo programs for your browser are […]

Economics & Marketing

Economics & Marketing

To manage a successful business, you need to know what people want, how your business is perceived, and how to deal with people. It’s ripe for a PCT approach! […]

Psychology & Mental Health

Psychology

In explaining how living things control their perception, PCT is clearly highly relevant to psychology. Contemporary articles are making the case to the wider establishment that closed-loop, circular causality is much closer to how living systems actually function than the approach researchers still use. […]

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Sociology & Philosophy

Sociology – a PCT introduction

Sociology involves understanding how people behave in groups, including how they communicate and interact with one another. PCT provides a way to understand how people’s goals operate when in groups, and we can use computers […]

Events

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

33rd IAPCT Conference and 2023 Annual Meeting For the IAPCT conference, 12-14th of October 2023 (online), we welcome your proposals for scientific talks, or other kinds of structured, small or large group meetings about all topics […]

Biology & Neuroscience

Perceptual basis of bimanual coordination

Franz Mechsner, Dirk Kerzel, Günther Knoblich & Wolfgang Prinz Mechsner, F., Kerzel, D., Knoblich, G. et al. Perceptual basis of bimanual coordination. Nature 414, 69–73 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1038/35102060 https://www.nature.com/articles/35102060

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Social

PCT Conversations

PCT conversations: small online group meetings to discuss topics related to PCT or from a PCT standpoint. Join in to share your questions, ideas, research and experiences with PCT. This can include a broad range […]

Bill Powers

Modeling systems

William T. Powers (2009) We hear quite a lot about models such as weather models which can be used to predict what will happen in the next few days, or models of colliding galaxies which […]