Re: Gestalts under the pretext of Melodic consonance (Alexandra Hettergott )

Subject: Re: Gestalts under the pretext of Melodic consonance
From:    Alexandra Hettergott  <a.hettergott(at)WANADOO.FR>
Date:    Fri, 14 Jul 2000 01:47:25 +0200

Harry Erwin <herwin(at)OSF1.GMU.EDU> wrote/quoted (in part) : >Griffin, 1958, Listening in the Dark: >"The Wiederorientierung Phenomena [...] >This suggested that bats use and maintain a world model that is >only modified to match reality if circumstances force it to reorient. [...] >"The implication of this work was that bats seemed to have an internal >world model-a predictive planning process-that was updated based on >sensory data only when significant novelty was detected. There appears to >be a match/mismatch process (Pribram, 1971) than filters the large amount >of data that the bat's echolocation cries generate down to unexpected >events that are likely to matter to the bat. A similar pattern of >habituation to the environment is seen in most vertebrates; bats only take >it further." > >My point is that bats seem to memorize the sound experience of flying >in familiar space. I'll leave it to others to speculate. Thanks for allowing of some speculation... Well, if it is comparable than certainly with respect to a first processing/gradual consolidating of information (due to sort of a "dual memory architecture") that is useful to meet the circumstances of the daily (environmental/social) surroundings. And it is also this "evolutionary" aspect to which I would subject the idea of an "internal world model", hence that it is above all one adapted to the needs of the respective species, as has been developed and approved/reinforced ; here, too, I would assume a combination of both disposition and adaptability (according to the nature of the species and the individual each), where the degree of flexibility (i.e., adaptability to (changing) circumstances) might differ between different species : in addition to conditioned (e.g., initial shaping) there do yet exist natural "constraints" like migration or tying to breeding-grounds that would yet plead for the implication of some (less individual than inherited) "world model". ..... Sincerely, Alexandra Hettergott. _______________________ Alexandra Hettergott 1, avenue des Gobelins /bo=EEte 23 F-75005 Paris/France T=E9l/fax: +33-(0)1-43 31 41 27 M=E9l: a.hettergott(at) ... la noche, peque=F1os ruidos ... sombra y espacio, tierra y tiempo, algo que corre y cae y pasa ... (Pablo Neruda)

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