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Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Tara H. Abraham

Abstract

Warren S. McCulloch (1898-1969) has become an icon of the American cybernetics movement and of current work in the cognitive neurosciences. Much of this legacy stems from his classic 1943 work with Walter Pitts on the logic of neural networks, and from his colourful role as chairman of the Macy Conferences on Cybernetics (1946-1953). This biographical work looks beyond McCulloch’s iconic status by exploring the varied scientific, personal, and institutional contexts of McCulloch’s life. By doing so, the book presents McCulloch as a transdisciplinary investigator who took on many scientific ide ... More

Keywords: Warren S. McCulloch, Cybernetics, Brain, Neuroscience, Transdisciplinarity, Biography, Modelling, Context, agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035095
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tara H. Abraham, author
University of Guelph

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