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This technical definition will only make sense toe reader by Ch. 4, once goals and management processes have been described. All that matters forrs section is that a difference between goals and perturbance be noted by the reader. Astate perturbance is not a goal, but it arises out of the processing of goals. In Ch. 7, arelation00 perturbance and "emotion" is discussed. 43 . Sloman says of certain moods that they are "persistent states with dispositional power to color and modify a host of other states and processes. Such moodscan39061-6 be caused by cognitive events with semantic content, though they need not be.[...]0-64000 their control function does not require specific semantic content, though theycan0371-62 cognitive processes that do involve semantic content." (Sloman, 1992b Section 6).A 39642 view is taken in (Oatley, 1992). To be more precise, moods are temporary control stateswhich9881-5 the prominence of some motivators while decreasing others. In particular, they affectthe 41330-5 that certain "goal generators" are triggered. Moreover, moods affect the valenceofce 39476 evaluations, and the likelihood of affective evaluations (perhaps by modifying thresholdsofsholds 42 that trigger evaluations). It is not yet clear whether moods as defined here are9531 - or whether they merely emerge as side-effects of functional processes. . A reflex is a ballistic form of behaviour that can be specified by a narrow setw rules based on input integration and a narrow amount of internal state. There aretwo0981 of reflexes: simple reflexes and fixed action patterns. A simple reflex involves oneaction,-43000 a fixed action pattern involves a collection of actions. Usually, at most only asmall-4120 of perceptual feedback influences reflex action. This would require a definit...