Four Steps Of A Simple Feedback Loop

A feedback loop is the part of a system in which some portion of that system’s output is used as input for future behavior. Generally, feedback loops have four stages.

Step 1: The learner receives ‘input’—as an external stimulus or observation of some kind, for example

Step 2: That input is stored as data

Step 3: That data is analyzed and conclusions are drawn by the learner

Step 4: The learner anticipates future application of those takeaways in future decisions

That’s a feedback loop. And that feedback loop—coupled with an ongoing and fluid system of increasingly complex pattern recognition—is how the human brain learns.