Walter Pitts

@article{Smalheiser2000WalterP,
  title={Walter Pitts},
  author={Neil R. Smalheiser},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={43},
  pages={217 - 226}
}
  • N. Smalheiser
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Art
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
The movie Forrest Gump made the point that the greatest, most heroic Americans are people of extraordinary character who flicker briefly into public consciousness and are quickly forgotten. Walter Pitts was pivotal in establishing the revolutionary notion of the brain as a computer, which was seminal in the development of computer design, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and theoretical neuroscience. He was also a participant in a large number of key advances in 20th-century science. Yet… 

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