Biomedical Cybernetics

German: Kybernetik


The term cybernetics denotes the theory of intercausal navigational networks that form the basis for communication and organisation processes in dynamical systems.

Cybernetics forms a metatheoretical superstructure for several individual but related fields like communication theory, systems science, connectionism or decision theory. Yet, applied cybernetics serves as a auxiliary basic science for different practical fields, e. g. biology, psychology, medicine and technology.


Branches of cybernetics are:

Biomedical Impact[]

  • Biological Cybernetics deals with problems and applications of cybernetics in biological and ecological research.
  • Medical cybernetics investigates intercausal networks in human biology, medical decision making and information processing structures in the living organism, including the transistion from health to disease and vice versa.

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