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Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Gennaro Auletta


The book provides a new conceptual scaffold for further research in biology and cognition by introducing the new field of Cognitive Biology. It is a systems biology approach showing that further progress in this field will depend on a deep recognition of developmental processes, as well as on the consideration of the developed organism as an agent able to modify and control its surrounding environment. The role of cognition, the means through which the organism is able to cope with its environment, cannot be underestimated. In particular, it is shown that this activity is grounded on a theory ... More

Keywords: information acquiring, information controlling, information interpreting, teleonomy, teleology, sign, symbol, constraint, system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608485
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gennaro Auletta, author
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
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