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Author Abraham, Tara H.
Title Rebel genius : Warren S. McCulloch's transdisciplinary life in science / Tara H. Abraham.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]

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Author Abraham, Tara H.
Subject McCulloch, Warren S. (Warren Sturgis), 1898-1969.
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.
Neurophysiology.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biography.
Electronic books.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 305 pages) : illustrations
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries
Summary "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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The student of science, medicine, and philosophy -- The neurophysiologist -- The egalitarian mentor -- The neuropsychiatrist -- The cybernetician -- The engineer -- Epilogue.
ISBN 9780262335386 (electronic book)
0262335387 (electronic book)
9780262035095 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
026203509X (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40026618916
OCLC # 972332735
Additional Format Original 9780262035095 026203509X (DLC) 2016016507 (OCoLC)946160418.