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AuthorAshby, W. Ross. author
TitleDesign for a Brain [electronic resource] : The origin of adaptive behaviour / by W. Ross Ashby
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1960
Edition Second Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-1320-3
Descript IX, 286 p. online resource

CONTENT

1 The Problem -- 2 Dynamic Systems -- 3 The Organism as Machine -- 4 Stability -- 5 Adaptation as Stability -- 6 Parameters -- 7 The Ultrastable System -- 8 The Homeostat -- 9 Ultrastability in the Organism -- 10 The Recurrent Situation -- 11 The Fully-joined System -- 12 Temporary Independence -- 13 The System with Local Stabilities -- 14 Repetitive Stimuli and Habituation -- 15 Adaptation in Iterated and Serial Systems -- 16 Adaptation in the Multistable System -- 17 Ancillary Regulations -- 18 Amplifying Adaptation -- 19 The State-determined System -- 20 Stability -- 21 Parameters -- 22 The Effects of Constancy -- References


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