In NLP, sensory systems have much more functional significance than is attributed to them by classical models in which the senses are regarded aspassive input mechanisms. The sensory information or distinctions received through each of these systems initiate and/ or modulate, vianeura linterconnections, an individual's behavioral processes and output. Each perceptual class forms a sensory-motor complex that becomes "response-able" for certain classes of behavior. These sensory-motor complexes are called representational systems in NLP.

Each representational system forms a three part network: 1) input,2)representation/processing and 3) output. The first stage input, involves gathering information and getting feedback from the environment (both internal and external). Representation/processing includes the mapping of the environment and the establishment of behavioral strategies suchaslearning, decisionmaking, information storage, etc. Output is the casual transform of the representational mapping process. 

"Behavior" in neurolinguistic programming refers to activity withinany representational system complex at any of these stages. The acts of seeing, listening or feeling are behavior. So is "thinking," which, if broken down to its constituent parts, would incl sensory specific processes like seeing in the mind's eye, listening to internal dialogue, having feelings about something and so on. All output, of course, is behaviorranging from micro-behavioral outputs such aslateral eye movements, tonal shifts in thevoice and breathing rates to macrobehavioral outputs such as arguing, disease and kicking a football. 


引用:Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Volume機The Study of the Structure of Subjective Experience

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

John Grinder
Richard Bandler
Robert Dilts
Judith DeLozier
Meta Publications