• The Mind Behind the Hebbian Synapse: Donald O Hebb

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      Hebbian plasticity, Hebbian synapse, learning and memory, long-term potentiation, neuroscience, neuropsychology, cognition.

    • Abstract


      How do neurons orchestrate behaviour? Let us trace our footsteps back to one of the first hypotheses proposing an al-liance between the brain and behaviour. This article trace Donald Hebb’s life, and how, in the neurophysiology milieu of the 20th century, he revolutionized the way psychologists and neuroscientists viewed the brain, bringing a unifying concept of the mind with his publication of $The Organization of Behaviour$. In closing, the legacy of Hebb in the after-years of the monograph is discussed in the context of contemporary discoveries in the realm of neural plasticity and learning that revisit Hebbian concepts.

    • Author Affiliations


      Shriya Palchaudhuri1

      1. Graduate Student Laboratory of Synaptic Mechanisms (LSYM) Brain Mind Institute Ecole Polytechnique F ´ed´erale de Lausanne (EPFL) Batiment AI, Station 19 1015 - Lausanne, Switzerland
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