Yes – that’s how I see things too.
The simplest model I could find is a check valve in plumbing, inhibiting backwards movement of flow.
Slightly more advanced would be like a diode or triode or whatever the basic electrical amplifier is where it pumps forward a weak signal by spinning it around a few times before it exits more strongly.
One of the bits of woo with most of these is it takes for granted the image itself. What is it that’s being matched?
Or what if it’s not matching but instead inhibiting less-alike, which might explain false matches.
you got me thinking of crowds and I found some neat information on evacuation simulations.
My favorite is how forcing single aisle one way can result in a vacuum where entities on the other side of the wall can easily slide in, explaining to me why excessive force can so quickly backfire.
Well, what’s being matched?
Maybe it’s sympathetic vibrations like plucking a string on a guitar and a nearby guitar’s string that’s the same or harmonic starts vibrating kind of thing