• Hayek made a quite fruitful suggestion, made contemporaneously by the psychologist Donald Hebb, that whatever kind of encounter the sensory system has with the world, a corresponding event between a particular cell in the brain and some other cell carrying the information from the outside word must result in reinforcement of the connection between those cells. These day, this is known as a Hebbian synapse, but von Hayek quite independently came upon the idea. I think the essence of his analysis still remains with us.

    "Through a Computer Darkly: Group Selection and Higher Brain Function". Gerald Edelman, "Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences", Volume 36, No. 1 (p. 25), October 1982.