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Infoautopoiesis and consciousness

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Abstract
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PERSPECTIVE
There  is  a  need  to  demystify  the  concept   of   information   to   understand   consciousness   from   a
fundamental  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
ment 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

Conflict of Interest

The author declares no conflict of interest

Copyright: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Neural Press.

This is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the CC BY 4.0 license.

Jaime F. Cárdenas-García (2023) Infoautopoiesis and consciousness. Journal  of  Multiscale Neuroscience 2(2), 326-340.       https://doi.org/10.56280/1580236468

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