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Design for a brain; the origin of adaptive behavior.

Author: W Ross Ashby
Publisher: New York, Wiley, 1960.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2d ed., revView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ashby, W. Ross (William Ross), 1903-1972.
Design for a brain.
New York, Wiley, 1960
(OCoLC)598096666
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Ross Ashby
OCLC Number: 556859
Description: 286 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: The problem --
Dynamic systems --
The organism as machine --
Stability --
Adaptation as stability --
Parameters --
The ultrastable system --
The homeostat --
Ultrastability in the organism --
The recurrent situation --
The fully-joined system --
Temporary independence --
The system with local stabilities --
Repetitive stimuli and habituation --
Adaptation in iterated and serial systems --
Adaptation in the multistable system --
Ancillary regulations --
Amplifying adaptation --
The state-determined system --
Stability --
Parameters --
The effects of constancy.

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