Warren Sturgis McCulloch

American neurophysiologist and cybernetician / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Warren Sturgis McCulloch (November 16, 1898 – September 24, 1969) was an American neurophysiologist and cybernetician, known for his work on the foundation for certain brain theories and his contribution to the cybernetics movement.[1] Along with Walter Pitts, McCulloch created computational models based on mathematical algorithms called threshold logic which split the inquiry into two distinct approaches, one approach focused on biological processes in the brain and the other focused on the application of neural networks to artificial intelligence.[2]

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Warren Sturgis McCulloch
Born(1898-11-16)16 November 1898
Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died24 September 1969(1969-09-24) (aged 70)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materYale University
Columbia University
Known forHeterarchy
AwardsWiener Gold Medal (1968)
Scientific career
Artificial neural network
Computer Science
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Yale University
University of Illinois at Chicago
Notable studentsStafford Beer