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34th IAPCT Conference and 2024 Annual Meeting

Join us for the International Conference on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) from November 13-15, 2024, with an additional annual meeting for IAPCT members & enthusiasts on November 18. This hybrid event offers both online and face-to-face programming in Perth, Australia, featuring a diverse range of speakers and topics. […]


Perceptual Control and Human Data Fusion

Martin Taylor Outline: Human Data Fusion 1. Introduction to concepts of Perceptual Control Theory.2. The Perceptual Control Hierarchy: Conflict and Learning.3. Information overload and modes of human perception.4. Side Effects of Perceptual Control: Stealth and […]


What students are saying about PCT

Perceptual Control Theory is taught at the University of Manchester as a component of the Psychology degree. In a student group research project, we have analysed the facilitaors and obstacles to learning PCT – click here for […]


Living Control Systems II

About Bill Powers Contents Page Foreword In 1979, Bill Powers wrote a prophecy: “A scientific revolution is just around the corner, and anyone with a personal computer can participate in it…. [T]he particular subject matter […]

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

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 […]