The Interdisciplinary Handbook of Perceptual Control Theory: Living in the Loop

Warren Mansell, Eva de Hullu, Vyv Huddy, Tom Scholte

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Given the fundamental challenges to society in this era, a radical rewrite of how we approach science and culture is necessary. This handbook applies Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) to achieve a much needed convergence across the physical, life and social sciences, the humanities and arts. In doing so it addresses challenges such as mental illness, dementia, cancer care, toxic masculinity and societal oppression. It also reveals how PCT can be applied to practical issues such as understanding healthcare service implementation and human-machine interaction, as well as deeper questions such as consciousness and imagination. This second volume of the successful interdisciplinary handbook offers rich examples of how the unifying perceptual control framework can provide a viable alternative to existing theories and methodologies for a timely paradigm shift.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages350
ISBN (Electronic)9780323998413
ISBN (Print)9780323911658
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023


  • control theory
  • consciousness
  • perception
  • motor control
  • health
  • mental health


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