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Infoautopoiesis and consciousness

Jaime F. Cárdenas-García (2023) Infoautopoiesis and consciousness. Journal  of  Multiscale Neuroscience 2(2), 326-340.

There  is  a  need  to  demystify  the  concept   of   information   to   understand   consciousness   from   a funda-
mental  perspective. This  is  possible  to   do  using  the  explanatory  potential   of   infoautopoiesis or the process of  self-production  of information. Infoautopoiesis allows a human organism-in-its-environment to uncover the bountifulness of matter and/or energy as expressions of their environmental spatial/temporal motion/change, i.e., as information or Batesonian differences which make a difference. Leading to the realization that self-produced information is not a fundamental quantity of the Universe. Rather, it is internally generated and subsequently externalized information relevant to individuated satisfaction of physiological and/or relational needs of the human organism-in-its-environment. Sensorial percepts play an important role in making the external environment meaningful. Individuated, internal, inaccessible, semantic information is the essence of consciousness, and may be externalized or syntactically shared with others using gestures, pictographs, language, music, figurines, writing. We create and live in an environment surrounded by our syntactic, artificial creations, since self-produced information is the primary element that allows humans their unique existence.

Keywords:  Infoautopoiesis, consciousness, information, cybernetics, homeorhetic, semantic;                                syntactic

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