Donald O. Hebb

1904 - 1985

Donald O. Hebb

Donald Olding Hebb FRS (July 22, 1904 – August 20, 1985) was a Canadian psychologist who was influential in the area of neuropsychology, where he sought to understand how the function of neurons contributed to psychological processes such as learning. He is best known for his theory of Hebbian learning, which he introduced in his classic 1949 work The Organization of Behavior. He has been described as the father of neuropsychology and neural networks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald O. Hebb has received more than 212,279 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 94th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Donald O. Hebb ranks 94 out of 169Before him are Serge Moscovici, Charles Spearman, Wilfred Bion, Michael Balint, Benjamin Bloom, and Rudolf Arnheim. After him are Walter Bradford Cannon, Benjamin Spock, Steven Pinker, Heinz Kohut, Théodule-Armand Ribot, and Édouard Claparède.

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Among people born in 1904, Donald O. Hebb ranks 63Before him are Arnold Gehlen, Henri Cartan, Elyesa Bazna, Leopold Trepper, Rudolf Arnheim, and Josef Bühler. After him are Serge Lifar, Isamu Noguchi, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Ba Jin, František Plánička, and Walther Hewel. Among people deceased in 1985, Donald O. Hebb ranks 41Before him are Méret Oppenheim, Tage Erlander, Tancredo Neves, Ian Stewart, Kim Yong-sik, and André Kertész. After him are Macfarlane Burnet, Eric Voegelin, Kirill Moskalenko, Alexander Pokryshkin, The Singing Nun, and Emílio Garrastazu Médici.

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Among people born in Canada, Donald O. Hebb ranks 62 out of 840Before him are Sidney Altman (1939), William Vickrey (1914), Jean Vanier (1928), James Randi (1928), Ryan Gosling (1980), and Mack Sennett (1880). After him are David H. Hubel (1926), Steven Pinker (1954), Rachel McAdams (1978), Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), Geneviève Bujold (1942), and David Easton (1917).


Among psychologists born in Canada, Donald O. Hebb ranks 3Before him are Albert Bandura (1925) and Eric Berne (1910). After him are Steven Pinker (1954) and Jordan Peterson (1962).

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