Donald O. Hebb's synapse and learning rule: a history and commentary.

@article{Cooper2005DonaldOH,
  title={Donald O. Hebb's synapse and learning rule: a history and commentary.},
  author={Steven J. Cooper},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={851-74}
}
This year sees the anniversary of Donald O. Hebb's birth, in July 1904. The impact of his work, especially through his neurophysiological postulate, as described in his magnum opus, The organization of behaviour (1949), has been profound in contemporary neuroscience. Hebb's life, and the scientific milieu in psychology and neurophysiology which preceded and informed Hebb's work are described. His core postulate, which gave rise to such eponymous expressions as the Hebbian synapse and the… CONTINUE READING