Hey Mark, I cut my hand cooking a couple days ago and I'm not sure what to do.
Ouch! As long as you cleaned the cut positive feedback will take care of the rest.
What does my cut have to do with positive feedback?
Well, once a vessel is damaged, like your cut, platelets start to cling to the injured site and release chemicals to attract more platelets.
And what does that cause? A constant feedback loop?
Technically yes, the platelets continue to pile up until the clot is formed. The cut on your hand is the stimulus, or problem, but your body sees it as a good thing. Positive feedback could be seen as your effector, it's solving the problem of your cut hand by going above and beyond to close your wound.
Geez, thank you so much for the info on postive feedback Mark, I'm way less terrified and more educated on the way my body works. Glad I have positive feedback loops there to amplify when need be!
No problem Kasey, I gotta put that knowledge to use some how. HAHAHA