Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Cybernetics is the interdisciplinary study of the structure of complex systems, particularly communication processes, control mechanisms and feedback principles. Cybernetics is strongly related to control theory and systems theory.

Contemporary cybernetics began as an interdisciplinary study linking the fields of control systems, electrical network theory, mechanical engineering, logic modeling, evolutionary biology and neuroscience in the 1940s. Other fields of study which have partial or been influenced by cybernetics include game theory, system theory (a mathematical counterpart to cybernetics), psychology (especially neuropsychology, behavioral psychology, and cognitive psychology), and also philosophy, and even architecture.

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