Feedback, as an elemental behavioral mechanism, has been modelized by cybernetics.
Repetitive positive feedback tends to lead to the system's destruction by explosion. Repetitive non-compensated negative feedback also tends to its destruction, in this case by progressive immobilization. A good regulation needs the alternance of both types, which implies the existence of a directive correlation. This last is more than a simple error control device in a single function; because it must take in account the transformations in other functions.
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