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(biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems)

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With the guidance of Gordon Pask, the British cybernetician and cognitive scientist, the idea was developed that the combination of human being and machine-environment forms a reciprocal learning system, each building his/her/its knowledge from what he/she/it learns about the other.
As the cyberneticians themselves would tell us, no self-correcting, self-sustaining system is completely "closed.
Cyberneticians maintain that the working of analogue and digital machines resemble the way that organisms work.
It is typical for second-order cyberneticians like Maturana (1988a) and yon Glasersfeld (1991) to take a deeper step into biology than most humanists.
In "Cybernetics and Purpose: A Critique," he shows the error in the efforts--of cyberneticians and behaviorists--to explain away the apparent goal-directed behavior of animals in terms of mechanical inputs and outputs and self-regulating feedback mechanisms.