Definition

Cybernetics

Cybernetics from a Greek term meaning something like ‘steersman’, introduced in 1948 by Norbert Wiener, a computer engineer. It is usually defined brie fly as the study of regulatory mechanisms (like thermostats). Out of this field came the analogy of the Brain as a computer and the model of psychological processes as systems of messages with their own built-in feedback.  

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