bio·​cy·​ber·​net·​ics | \ ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-ˌsī-bər-¦ne-tiks How to pronounce biocybernetics (audio) \

Definition of biocybernetics

: cybernetics that emphasizes information flow and processing and regulatory pathways within biological systems (such as a living organism or the central nervous system) … laboratories in the United States and Europe have shown unequivocally that by conscious effort a person can control some brain emissions, and with training can use this control in ways that nature never achieved. “Our subjects can't exactly describe what it is they learn to do,” said Dr. Grant McMillan, director of the biocybernetics project at Wright Patterson's Aeronautical Systems Center.— Malcolm W. Browne, New York Times, 7 Mar. 1995

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Biocybernetics.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biocybernetics. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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