7 Donald Hebb Quotes from the Canadian Psychologist

Donald Hebb was a Canadian psychologist who made a name for himself in the field of neuropsychology.

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Top 3 Best Donald Hebb Quotes


Neurons that fire together wire together. ~ Donald O. Hebb.


If it isn’t worth doing, it isn’t worth doing well. ~ Donald O. Hebb.


As far as he can achieve it, readability is as important for the scientific writer as it is for the novelist. ~ Donald Hebb Quotes.


Psychology and Philosophy were divorced some time ago but, like other divorced couples, they still have problems in common. ~ Donald Olding Hebb.

Why do we not accept ESP as a psychological fact? Rhine has offered enough evidence to have convinced us on almost any other issue… Personally, I do not accept ESP for a moment, because it does not make sense. My external criteria, both of physics and of physiology, say that ESP is not a fact despite the behavioral evidence that has been reported. I cannot see what other basis my colleagues have for rejecting it… Rhine may still turn out to be right, improbable as I think that is, and my own rejection of his view is – in the literal sense – prejudice. ~ Donald Hebb.

Famous Donald Hebb Quotes


A large brain, like large government, may not be able to do simple things in a simple way. ~ Donald O. Hebb.

Who we are and what we become reflects the interplay of both genetic and environmental influences in an enormously complex choreography. It is time to put away the “How much?” question because it cannot be answered simply. As the Canadian psychologist Donald Hebb noted long ago, it’s like asking, What’s the more important determinant of a rectangle’s size: its length or its width? ~ About Donald Hebb by Walter Mischel.

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