Biofeedback from the Perspectives of Cybernetics and Systems Science

  • James Anliker
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 2)


The great French mathematician Laplace, whose monumental Mécanique celeste summarized the work of several generations of mathematicians on the behavior of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational forces, captured the imagination of scientists and philosophers with his famous pronouncement that

“An intelligence knowing all of the forces acting in nature at a given instant, as well as the momentary positions of all things in the universe, would be able to comprehend in one single formula the motions of the largest bodies as well as the lightest atoms, provided that its intellect were sufficiently powerful to subject all data to analysis; to it (i. e., to such an intelligence) nothing would be uncertain, the future as well as the past would be present to its eyes.”


System Science Behavioral Control Feedforward Control Feedback Control System Fixed Interval Schedule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Anliker
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  1. 1.Biotechnology DivisionNASA Ames Research CenterUSA

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