Humberto R. Maturana

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2. What processes take place in a linguistic interaction that permit an organism (us) to describe and to predict events that it may experience? This is my way of honoring the memory of Eric H. Lenneberg, if one honors the memory of another scientist by speaking about one’s own work Whatever the case, I wish to honor his memory not only because of his great(More)
Frogs arc essentially dependent on vision. They fccd on worms, flies, and other insects which they catch directly with the mouth or by striking them with the tongue; for this they use only visual clues. Furthermore, frogs prey only on moving insects, and their attention is never attracted by stationary creatures or objects. Nor do they respond with feeding(More)
5 Objectivity in parentheses 7 5.0 Illusion and Perception: the traditional approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5.1 An Invitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5.2 Objectivity in parentheses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5.3 The Universum versus(More)
What we cognite seems to us self-evident. In the very process of doing what I am doing, cognition appears to me as my immediate experience. I perform an act of knowledge when I act in a manner that I describe as a manipulation or handling of the world in which I exist. The cogito ergo sum of Descartes grasps this and gives to the experience of knowledge a(More)
The ganglion cell density of the quail's retina was studied in sections and whole mounts. Two regions of high ganglion cell density were found, corresponding to an afoveate area centralis and an area dorsalis. Oil droplets were found to be isotropically distributed throughout the retina. It is proposed that the significance of such retinal regional(More)
If organisations are seen as complex evolving systems, co-evolving within a social ‘ecosystem’, then our thinking about strategy and management changes. With the changed perspective comes a different way of acting and relating which could lead to a different way of working. In turn, the new types of relationship and approaches to work could well provide the(More)
Birds exhibit a variable retinal organization in terms of foveas and areas of high cell density. The distribution of these retinal structures in different species does not follow phylogenetic lines. In order to study this phenomenon, we presented chickens and pigeons with a luminous bar that could be moved at different speeds and directions in the visual(More)