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作者 Abraham, Tara H., author
書名 Rebel genius : Warren S. McCulloch's transdisciplinary life in science / Tara H. Abraham
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2016]
©2016
國際標準書號 9780262035095 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  QP353.4.M33 A159 2016    在架上    30530001270479
 人文社會聯圖  QP353.4.M33 A27 2016    在架上    30610020582185
說明 xiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 "The book is a scientific biography of American neurophysiologist and cybernetician Warren S. McCulloch, one that places his life and work in historical context. By focusing on the various identities that he assumed throughout his life's major work--the study of the brain and mind--the book examines the intermingling of McCulloch's professional and personal worlds, and by doing so provides a much-needed contribution to the history of American brain research in the twentieth century. The book complicates standard accounts of McCulloch by examining his activities outside the scope of cybernetics, demonstrating that McCulloch performed several other identities in addition to his role as a cybernetician: student, neurophysiologist, neuropsychiatrist, mentor, and engineer. The book argues that one of McCulloch's lasting achievements was to free the study of the brain from the purview of medicine--both institutionally and in terms of scientific practice. Overall, McCulloch's work facilitated the emergence of the brain as a new kind of scientific object, one with stronger ties to philosophy, biology, physics, psychology, and engineering"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-292) and index
主題 McCulloch, Warren S. (Warren Sturgis), 1898-1969
Neurophysiologists -- United States -- Biography
Brain -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Cybernetics -- United States -- Biography
Cybernetics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Neuropsychiatry -- United States -- Biography
Mentoring in science -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Engineers -- United States -- Biography
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