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This Internet version © Copyright D J Stewart 2000. All rights reserved.
Original version © Copyright D J Stewart 1959.

A bibliography of the first decade of cybernetics

D J STEWART


Index: Click on a letter below to go straight to that section

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O

P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z - Symposia


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UTTLEY, A.M. (1950). Information, machines and brains. In Informaation theory, first London symposium. London: Ministry of Supply. Mimeographed.

UTTLEY, A.M. (1954a). The classification of signals in the nervous system. Ministry of Supply, R.R.E. memorandum No. 1047. Also (1954) E.E.G. Clin. Neurophysiol. 6, 479-494.

UTTLEY, A.M. (1954b) The probability of neural connections. Ministry of Supply, R.R.E. memorandum No 1948. Also (1955) Proc. roy. Soc., series B, 144, 916.

UTTLEY, A.M. (1955). The conditional probability of signals in the nervous system. Ministry of Supply, R.R.E. memorandunr No.109.

UTTLEY, A.M. (1956a). Conditional probability machines and conditioned reflexes. In C.E. Shannon and J. McCarthy (Eds.), Automata Studies. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univer. Press.

UTTLEY, A.M. (1956b). Temporal and spatial patterns in a conditional probability machine. In C.E. Shannon and J. McCarthy (Eds.), Automata Studies. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univer. Press.

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van der POL, B. (1955). An iterative translation test. In E.C. Cherry (Ed.), Information theory, third London symposium. London: Butterworths.

van SOEST, J.L. (1955). Some consequences of the finiteness of information. In E.C. Cherry (Ed.), Information theory, third London symposium. London: Butterworths.

van VLECK, J. and MIDDLETON, D. (1946). A theoretical comparison of the visual, aural, and meter reception of pulsed signals in the presence of noise. J. appl. Phys. 17, 940.

VIGNERON, H. (1914). Les automates. (Automata) La Natura.

VILLE, J. (1948). Theorie et applications de signal analytique. (Theory and applications of analytic signals.) Cables et transmission, 2, 61.

von BERTALANFFY, L (1942). Theoretische Biologie (Theoretical biology.) Berlin.

von BERTALANFFY, L. (1940). Der Organismus als physikalisches System, betrachtet. (The organism considered as a physical system.) Naturwissenschaften, 28, 521-531.

von BERTALANFFY, L. (1944). Bemerkungen zum Modell der Biologischen Elementareinheiten. (Observations on a model for the elementary units of biology.) Naturwissenschaften, 32, 26-32.

von BERTALANFFY, L. (1948). Das Weltbild der Biologie. (The biological attitude.) In Weltbild und Menschenbild, III. Internat. Hochschulwochen. des Oesterr. College, Salzburg. 251-274.

von BERTALANFFY, L. (1949). Das biologische Weltbild. (The biological attitude.) Bern. Also (1952) as Problems of Life. London: Watts.

von BERTALANFFY, L. (1950a). An outline of general system theory. Brit. J. Phil. Sci. 1, 134.

von BERTALANFFY, L. (1950b). The theory of open systems in physics and biology. Science, III. 23.

von BERTALANFFY, L. (1952). Theoretical models in biology and psychology. In D. Krech and G.S. Klein (Eds.), Theoretical models in personality theory. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univer. Press.

von FOERSTER, H (1950). Quantum theory of memory. In H. von Foerster (Ed.), Cybernetics - circular, causal and feedback mechanisms in biological and social systems. Transactions of the sixth conference. New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

von FOERSTER, H. (1948). Das Gedachtnis. (Memory.) Vienna.

von NEUMANN, J. (1949). Cybernetics - book review of Wiener (1948b) Physics Today, 2, 5, 33-34.

von NEUMANN, J. (1951). The general and logical theory of automata. In LA. Jeffress (Ed.), Cerebral Mechanisms in Behaviour. New York: Wiley.

von NEUMANN, J. (1952). Probabilistic logics and the synthesis of reliable organisns from unreliable components. California Institute of Technology Lectures - notes taken by R.S. Pierce. Also (1956) in C.E. Shannon and J. McCarthy (Eds.), Automata Studies. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univer. Press.

von NEUMANN, J. and MORGENSTERN, A. (1947). Theory of games and of economic behaviour. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univer. Press.

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WAISHE, F.M.R. (1952). The hypothesis of cybernetics. (Comment on Wisdom, 1951). Brit. J. Phil. Sci. 2, 161-163.

WALL, P.D., LETTVIN, J.Y., McCULLOCH, W.S. and PITTS, W.H. (1955). Factors limiting the maximum impulse transmitting ability of an afferent system of nerve fibres. In E.C. Cherry (Ed.), Information theory, third London symposium. London: Butterworths.

WALTER, W. G. (1955). Studies on activity of the brain. In H. von Foerster (Ed.), Cybernetics - circular, causal and feedback mechanisms in biological and social systems. Transactions of the tenth conference. New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

WALTER, W.G. (1950a). An electro-mechanical "animal ". Dialectica, 4, 206-213. Also (1950 Discovery, 11, 90-93.

WALTER, W.G. (1950b). Features in the electro-physiology of mental mechanisms. In D. Richter (Ed.), Perceptives in Neuropsychiatry. London: H.K. Lewis.

WALTER, W.G. (1950c). The functions of electrical rhythms in the brain. J. ment. Sci. 96, 402.

WALTER, W.G. (1950d). An imitation of life. Sci. Amer. 182, 5.

WALTER, W.G. (1950e). Possible features of brain functions and their imitation. In Information theory, first London symposium. London: Ministry of Supply. Mimeographed.

WALTER, W.G. (1950f). Rhythm and reason. E.E.G. Clin. Neurophysiol. 2, 203.

WALTER, W.G. (1951). A machine that learns. Sci. Amer. 185, 2, 60-63.

WALTER, W.G. (1952). Patterns in your head. Discovery, 13, 56-62.

WALTER, W.G. (1953). The living brain. London: Duckworth.

WALTER, W.G. (1954). Theoretical properties of diffuse projection systems in relation to behaviour and consciousness. In Brain Mechanisms and Consciousness - Symposium. Oxford: Blackwell.

WALTER, W.G. and DOVEY, V.J. (1947). Etude analytique des rhythmes corticaux induits par une stimulation lumineuse intermittente. (An analytic study of cortical rhythms induced by an intermittent light stimulus.) Marseille Med. I, 240-248.

WALTER, W.G. and WALTER, V.J. (1949). Central (cortical) effects of rhythmic sensory (visual) stimulation. EEG. clin. Neurophysiol. 1, 57-86.

WALTER, W.G., DOVEY, V.J. and. SHIPTON, H. (1946). Analysis of the electric response of the human cortex to photic stimulation. Nature, London, 158, 540-541.

WEAVER, W. (1948a). Probability, rarity, interest, and surprise. Sci. Mon., N.Y.,67.

WEAVER, W. (1948b) Science and complexity. Amer. Scientist, 36, 4, 536-544.

WEAVER, W. (1949). The mathematics of commmunication. Sci. Amer. 181, 1, 11-15.

WEAVER, W. (1952). Information theory: 1. Information theory to 1951 - a non-technical review. J. Speech Hearing Disorders.17, 166-174.

WEAVER, W. (1953). Recent contributions to the mathematical theory of communication. Etc. Rev. gen. Semant. 10, 261-281.

WEBER, C.O. (1949). Homeostasis and servo-mechanisms for what? Psychol. Rev. 56, 234-239.

WEBSTER, J.C. and THOMPSON, P.O. (1954). Responding to both of two overlapping messages. J. acoust. Soc. Amer. 26, 396-402.

WEI, T. (1948). On matrices of neural nets. Bull. math. Biophys. 10, 63-67.

WEINBURG, M. (1951). Mechanism in neurosis. Amer. Sci. 39, 74-99.

WERNER, H. (1951). On the development of word meanings. In H. Von Foerster (Ed.), Cybernetics - circular, causal and feedback mechanisns in biological and social systems. Transactions of the seventh conference. New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

WESTCOTT, J.H (1950). Criteria of prediction and discrimination. In Information theory, first London symposium. London: Ministry of Supply. Mimeographed.

WESTON, J.D. (1949). A note on the theory of communication. Phil. Mag. 40, 449.

WHORF, B.L. (1950) .Four articles on metalinguistics. Reprinted from Technolog;y Rev. and Language, Culture and Personality. Washington D.C.: Foreign Service Inst., Dept. of State.

WIENER, N. (1948a). Cybernetics. Sci. Amer. 179, 5, 14-19.

WIENER, N. (1948b). Cybernetics; or control and communication in the animal and the machine. New York: Wiley.

WIENER, N. (1948c) Time, communication, and the nervous system. In L.K. Frank et al. (Eds.), Teleological Mechanisms - Symposium. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 50, 197-220.

WIENER, N. (1949a). Extrapolation, interpolation and smoothing of stationary time series. .New York: Wiley.

WIENER, N. (1949b). New concept of communication engineering. Electronics, 22, 1, 74-77.

WIENER, N. (1950a). The human use of human beings - Cybernetics and society. Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin.

WIENER, N. (1950b). Sensory prothesis. In H. von Foerster (Ed.), Cybernetics - circular, causal and feedback mechanisms in biological and social systems. Transactions of the sixth conference, New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

WIENER, N. (1950c). Speech, language and learning. J. acoust. Soc. Amer. 22, 6, 696-697.

WIENER, N. and ROSENBLUETH, A. (1950). Purposeful and non-purposeful behavior. Phil. Sci. 17.

WILKES, M.V. (1951a). Automatic calculating machines. J. roy. Soc. Arts, 100, 56-90.

WILKES, M.V. (1951b). Can machines think? Spectator 6424, 177-178. Also.(1953) Proc. I.R.E., 41, 10, 1230-1234.

WILKES, M.V., WHEELER, D.J. and GILL, S. (1951). The preparation of programs for an electronic digital computer. Cambridge, Mass.: Addison-Wesley.

WILLIS, R. (1954). Estimating the scalability of a series of items. Psychol. Bull. 51, 511-516.

WILSON, K. van N. (1954). Information transmission and optimal coding in natural language message. Dissertation Abstr. 14, 1802-1803. Abstract of Ph.D thesis, Univer. of Illinois.

WISDOM, J.O. (1951). The hypothesis of cybernetics. Brit. J. Phil. Sci. 2, 1-24.

WISDOM, J.O. (1952). Mentality in machines - Symposium. Proc. Aristotelian Soc. Supplementary Vol. 26.

WOODWARD, P.M. (1950). Theory of radar information. In Information theory, first London Symposium. London: Ministry of Supply. Mimeographed.

WOODWARD, P.M. (1953). Probability and information theory. New York: McGraw-Hill.

WOODWARD, P.M. and DAVIES, I.L. (1950). A theory of radar information. Phil. Mag. 41, 1001.

WOODWARD, P.M. and DAVIES, I.L. (1952). Information theory and inverse probability in telecommunication. Proc. I.E.E. 99, 3, 37.

WRIGHT, H.W. (1954). The significance of communication for psychological theory. Canad. J. Psychol. 8, 32-40.

WYCOFF, L.B., Jr. (1954). A mathematical model and an electronic model for learning. Psychol. Rev. 61, 89.

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YNGVE, V.H. (1954). The machine and the man. Mech. Translation, 1, 20-22.

YNGVE, V.H. (1955). The translation of languages by machine. In E.C. Cherry (Ed.), Infomation theory, third London symposium. London: Butterworths.

YOUNG, J.Z. (1951a). Doubt and certainty in science. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

YOUNG, J.Z. (1951b). Growth and plasticity in the nervous system. Proc. roy. Soc., London, Series B, 139, 18.

YOUNG, J.Z. (1953) .Discrimination and learning in octopus. In H. von Foerster (Ed.), Cybernetics - circular, causal and feedback mechanisms in biological. and social systems. Transactions of the ninth conference. New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

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ZIPF, G.K. (1949). Human behaviour and the principle of least effort. Cambridge Mass: Addison Wesley.

SYMPOSIA

ADOLPH, A. (Ed.), (1943). Physiological regulations. Lancaster, PA.: Cartell Press.

AERO MEDICAL LABORATORY. (1948). Application of operational analysis to human motor behaviour. Memo. Report MCREXD 694-2J.

BOWDEN, B.V. (Ed.), (1953). Faster than thought. London: Pitman.

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE. (1954). Symposium on cybernetics. Advancement of Sci. 40.

CHERRY, E.C. (Ed.), (1955). Information theory, third London symposium, Ministry of Supply. September 12-16, 1955. London: Butterworths. New York: Academic Press.

de BROGLIE, L. (Ed.), ( ). La cybernetique. (Communication theory.) Report of conference. Paris: Rev. Opt.

FERRANTI LTD. (1951). The Ferranti Nimrod digital calculator.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY COMPUTATION LABORATORY. (1951). Synthesis of electronic computing and control circuits. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univer. Press.

HJGH SPEED AUTOMATIC CALCULATING MACHINES. (1950). Report of conference at the University Mathematical Laboratory, Cambridge, England. Ministry of Supply.

INFORMATION THEORY. (1950). First London symposium, Ministry of Supply. London: Mimeographed. Also (1950) Proc. I.R.E.

JACKSON, W. (Ed.), (1953). Communication theory, second London syposium, Ministry of Supply. London: Butterworths. New York: Academic Press.

JEFFRESS, L.A. (Ed.), (1951). Cerebra1 mechanisms in behaviour. The Hixon Symposium. New York: Wiley.

LICKLIDER, J.C.R. (Ed.), (1955). Problems in human communication and control. Cambridge, Mass.

QUASTLER, H. (Ed.), (1953). Essays on the use of information theory in biology. Urbana, Ill.: Univer. of Illinois Press.

QUASTLER, H. (Ed.), (1955). Information theory in psychology. Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press.

RICHTER, D. (Ed.), (1950). Persectives in neuropsychiatry. London: H.K. Lewis.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN EDITORS. (1955). Automatic control. New York: Simon and Schuster.

SERVOMECHANISMS. (1951). Selected Government Research Report, Vol. 5, London: H.M. Stationery office.

SHANNON, C.E. and McCARTHY, J. (Eds.), (1956). Automata studies. Ann. Math. Stud. No. 34, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univer. Press.

SIGNIFICS CONFERENCE. (1953). Semantic and signific aspects of modern theories of communication. Synthese, IX, 3, 3-5.

TILTS, P.M. (Ed.), (1951). Human engineering for an effective air-navigation and traffic control. National Research Council. 12, 88.

TUSTIN, A. (Ed.), (1951). D.S.I.R., Cranfield confererence on automatic control. London: Butterworths.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON. (1955). Studies in communication. Communications research centre. London: Secker and Warburg.

von FOERSTER, H. (Ed.), Cybernetics - circular, causal and feedback mechanisms in biological and social systems. Transactions of: (1950). Sixth conference, March 24-25, 1949. (1951). Seventh conference, March 23-24,1950. (1952). Eighth conference, March 15-16,1951. (1953). Ninth conference, March 20-2l, 1952. (1955). Tenth conference, April 22-24, 1953. New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

WISDOM, J.O., SPILBURY, R.J., and MacKAY, D.M. (1952) Mentality in machines - symposium. Proc. Aristotelian Soc., supplementary Vol., 26.

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