Volume 4 · Number 1 · Pages 18–20
Anticipation and Self-consciousness. Are these Functions of the Brain?

Humberto R. Maturana

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Open peer commentary on the target article “How and Why the Brain Lays the Foundations for a Conscious Self” by Martin V. Butz. Excerpt: My reflections will be first, about how the brain operates in the generation of the adequate behavior of an organism in a changing medium, and second, about how self-consciousness appears in the course of the history of humanness.


Maturana H. R. (2008) Anticipation and self-consciousness. Are these functions of the brain? Constructivist Foundations 4(1): 18–20. http://constructivist.info/4/1/018

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