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A logical calculus of the ideas immanent in nervous activity
It is shown that many particular choices among possible neurophysiological assumptions are equivalent, in the sense that for every net behaving under one assumption, there exists another net which behaves under the other and gives the same results, although perhaps not in the same time.
What the Frog's Eye Tells the Frog's Brain
The results show that for the most part within that area of the optic nerve of a frog, it is not the light intensity itself but rather the pattern of local variation of intensity that is the exciting factor.
The limiting information capacity of a neuronal link
It is concluded, not that interval modulation rather than binary modulation “ought” to be the mode of action of the central nervous system, but that the contrary assumption is unsupported by considerations of efficiency.
How we know universals; the perception of auditory and visual forms.
Two neural mechanisms are described which exhibit recognition of forms. Both are independent of small perturbations at synapses of excitation, threshold, and synchrony, and are referred to partiular
Embodiments of Mind
Preface by Jerome Y. LettvinWarren S. McCulloch was an original thinker, in many respects far ahead of his time. "Of all our contemporaries in brain research McCulloch is the most personal,
The heterarchy of values determined by the topology of nervous nets.
  • W. McCulloch
  • Computer Science
    The Bulletin of mathematical biophysics
  • 1 December 1945
The apparent inconsistency of preference is shown to indicate consistency of an order too high to permit construction of a scale of values, but submitting to finite topological analysis based on the finite number of nervous cells and their possible connections.