Humberto Maturana


The essence of what Aboitiz says in his article, is that the syntax of the operation of the nervous system and the syntax of the operation of behavior, an different because the nervous system is a structure determined system, and as such it cannot and does not operate with representations ol’ the external world where behavior takes place. He also says that in these circumstances a localized lesion in the nervous system, however discrete in its behavioral consequences, cannot be viewed as revealing a functional localization in terms of such behavioral consequences, but must be viewed as revealing a discrete interference with the production in the nervous system of some of the patterns of neuronal activity through which it generated the original behavior. As might have been expected I agree with this. However, l would like to add some reflexions that I cannot fully fundament here, but which I consider pertinent to the present discussion, and which…

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