Views of Hayek, Hebb, and Heisenberg: Toward an Approach to Brain Functioning
Hayek in Mind: Hayek's Philosophical Psychology
ISBN: 978-1-78052-398-9, eISBN: 978-1-78052-399-6
Publication date: 6 December 2011
Purpose – The conceptual ideas of Hebb, Heisenberg, and Feynman are embedded in the framework Hayek's so-called New Psychology. The present survey tries to bridge these concepts.
Methodology – A theoretical and empirical informed approach.
Findings – The theory of D. O. Hebb opened the way to “Neurobiology of Learning” in the past century. The S-Matrix theory of Werner Heisenberg and the so-called Feynman Diagrams that consider everything in the path-history of particles opened up new avenues to predict production of elementary particles. This as Hayek proposed or assumed in his theoretical monograph The Sensory Order.
Originality/value of paper – Besides Fuster and Edelman few (if any) currently practicing neuroscientists have any knowledge of or appreciation of Hayek's philosophical psychology.
Başar, E. (2011), "Views of Hayek, Hebb, and Heisenberg: Toward an Approach to Brain Functioning", Marsh, L. (Ed.) Hayek in Mind: Hayek's Philosophical Psychology (Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 13-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-2134(2011)0000015007
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