Anticipation: Learning from the Past

The Russian/Soviet Contributions to the Science of Anticipation

  • Mihai Nadin

Part of the Cognitive Systems Monographs book series (COSMOS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alexei A. Ukhtomsky and Dominance Studies

  3. Peter K. Anokhin and the Theory of Functional Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Lev E. Tsitolovsky
      Pages 175-191
    3. Yuri I. Alexandrov
      Pages 193-220
    4. Evgenii E. Vityaev
      Pages 231-254
  4. Nikolai A. Bernstein and the Physiology of Activity

  5. Dimitri N. Uznadze and the Theory of Set

  6. Evolutionary, Behavioral, Theoretical Approaches

  7. Medical and Applied Perspectives

About this book


This volume presents the work of leading scientists from Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Lithuania, Israel, and the USA, revealing major insights long unknown to the scientific community. Without any doubt their work will provide a springboard for further research in anticipation. Until recently, Robert Rosen (Anticipatory Systems) and Mihai Nadin (MIND – Anticipation and Chaos) were deemed forerunners in this still new knowledge domain.

The distinguished neurobiologist, Steven Rose, pointed to the fact that Soviet neuropsychological theories have not on the whole been well received by Western science. These earlier insights as presented in this volume make an important contribution to the foundation of the science of anticipation. It is shown that the daring hypotheses and rich experimental evidence produced by Bernstein, Beritashvili, Ukhtomsky, Anokhin, and Uznadze, among others—extend foundational work to aspects of neuroscience, physiology, motorics, education.


Anticipation Cognitive Systems Perception Soviet Anticipation Research Soviet Neuropsychological Theories

Editors and affiliations

  • Mihai Nadin
    • 1
  1. 1.antÉ—Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems, University of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19445-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19446-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-4925
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4933
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