positive feedback loop

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pos·i·tive feed·back loop

(posi-tiv fēdbak lūp)
A process in which a change from the normal range of function elicits a response that amplifies or enhances that change.
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This system is characterized by a complex, positive feedback loop that, over time, pulls more people into its orbit.
17) Here Solomon is invoking the possibility of stratospheric water vapor acting as a negative feedback loop and countering the positive feedback loop from increasing tropospheric water vapor.
Thirdly, they appeal to the human desire of achievement and the positive feedback loop from others.
It is this kind of positive feedback loop that has created a runway chain of events that have set South on this seemingly irreversible road to secession.
Regular exercise makes us feel good and feel good about ourselves, it makes us look better to ourselves and others, and therefore forms a positive feedback loop to maintain and perhaps even enhance our motivation.
With growth picking up in virtually every country, a self-reinforcing process or positive feedback loop is developing," analysts from Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said in a report.
Because each type of neuron causes the other to release its respective neurotransmitter, glutamatergic and hypocretinergic neurons are said to be in a positive feedback loop.
The circuit composed of the OA2 based stage and the resistor R5 introduce the positive feedback loop, specifically negative damping in Eq.
The phenomenon called the 'winner effect', can increase confidence and risk-taking and improve chances of winning yet again, in a positive feedback loop.
That slowdown in plant growth would create a positive feedback loop as the forest shuts down more and more, it removes less and less carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
23] The drying out of soil sets off another positive feedback loop, fueling more wildfires that hurl forest carbon into the sky.
The researchers also found that if the temperature increase is more than three degrees centigrade, land carbon sinks could release their stored carbon, starting a positive feedback loop that would increase atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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