Use of metaphors LO5731

Andrew Moreno (
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 19:45:02 -0800 (PST)

Replying to LO5714 --

On Sun, 18 Feb 1996, Daniel Aronson wrote:
> Why this is so we don't exactly know, but the normal signaling mechanism
> seems to break down. There may be parallels with organizations here in
> terms of the rules for signaling. Perhaps these rules can generate insight
> into human mechanisms for creating trust.

I think that;

the human mechanism is communication
the signals that the signaling mechanism gives off are mental models
the mental models that are on the same logical level sometimes conflict
which leads to a breakdown in the signalling mechanism


Switch the logical levels of the mental models involved


First requirement - a way to switch the mental models (learning level 3)
Second reqirement - a way to know which mental models to switch
Third requirement - a way to distinguish the logical levels of the mental
Fourth requirement - complexity management skills to figure out
ramifications of switching mental models

Andrew Moreno

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