Donald Olding Hebb (1904–1985)

  title={Donald Olding Hebb (1904–1985)},
  author={P. M. Milner},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  • P. Milner
  • Published 31 December 1986
  • Psychology
  • Trends in Neurosciences
Abstract Donald Hebb, who died on the 20th of August 1985 at the age of 82, was perhaps the most influential psychologist of this century. After a long period when mainstream psychologists tried to expunge both the mind and the brain from theories of behaviour, Hebb restored respectability to both and paved the way for the participation of behavioural scientists in the blossoming field of neuroscience. 
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