(I had a better idea in mind than "Ode", but I couldn't quite pin it to its word)
"Divergent perspectives on a ball" was a thread I held back in 2006 in which I first introduced the idea of context lines. FDG asked me back then "what is the reason for all the hate and hostility we experience?" I believe I've just finally brought, via Model B, some closure to that self-same question.
All of us attempt to learn and expand the content ranges of our functions. (to "develop" them, so to speak) However, there are such things as obstacles to development, owing to incompatibilities between function growth. If I, for example, want to improve your -Ti by explaining a theory to you, then you will accept it only if you actually desire that your -Ti be improved. What if you thought your -Ti sufficient for the time being, and did not want it further expanded? What if instead, you thought it more important to improve others' -Ti based on what you believe to be a minimum acceptable level they should have. Now let's say you tried to "improve" my -Ti by insisting that I restrain my own expanded content level back to this level you yourself hold as competent.
The above is part and parcel of the struggle between conservative and liberal thought. The liberal always has a higher content level than the conservative, because their minds change easier: they more easily assimilate new content, and are OK if it doesn't meld with the rest of the content available. The conservative is more concerned with making sure the information they have is consistent with everything they already know; if something doesn't easily fit, then they will ignore it whether or not it has merit of its own accord. (research on the brains of Bush and Kerry voters in the 2004 election yielded this theory late last year). This is why Bush and Co. are so eager to remake the Middle East in the image of the U.S.' standard of thinking. The U.S. simply has a higher standard of content than these other countries, and what you have is a case of one conservative group trying to impress its own standard of content on other conservative groups which are still trying to impress their own respective content standard. (this is why, too, the U.S. is failing: the conquered groups simply cannot understand the, unless they are educated and thus, closer to the standard of more-developed-countries).
I think this bit speaks for itself, so let me just say, "try finding THAT without Model B!" ;-)
More relevant to this forum, I can see so many instances where this dynamic has come between myself and other forum members in our search for mutual understanding.
I believe that we could very well use the analysis techniques used in that experiment to identify the presence of the functions in the brain, after typing participants beforehand. We could observe the actual growth of information in the mind.