TIME-FRAME MECHANISM 1)2)
F. KILE discusses this concept in the following way: "A conscious element of a system defines a problem. A second conscious element in the same system must define the proper time frame for intelligent action in solving the problem. This time frame is defined either by setting a type of binary switch which allows the system to proceed only so far without responding to the particular problem definition or the time frame is defined by setting an analog value which gradually decays (or gradually increases) until the appropriate intelligent problem-solving action ensues. If there is not some sort of time-frame mechanism, system activity will either stop or degenerate into a sort of Brownian motion. i.e. the system would become totally disorganized and collapse" (1975, p.3).
This seems to be special case of J. MILLER's timer. Any organized dynamic system seems to need some time control to coordinate its associated processes and foster periodic control of variables.
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