[ExI] communication

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 14:50:13 UTC 2023

I just want simple answers, not a  bunch of new terms.

In classical conditionings, when a bell rings, the dog salivates.  Is this
communication?  Or symbolic grounding or some such?

Psychology is the worst at inventing new terms.  Some new sciences are
doing it too, making relating to old terms difficult.

IMO, if a stimulus provokes a response, communication has occurred.
Sender; medium; reception and response.  Information has occurred,
transferred, and caused actions.  Why can't a bell ringing be called a
language?  If instead you used saying the word 'bell' as a CS, would that

Definitions are very difficult:  you have to say what something is and what
it isn't, and how it is similar to but different from other terms.  If we
stuck to operational definitions it would greatly simplify things.

bill w
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