“Living systems are cognitive systems, and living as a process is a process of cognition. This statement is valid for all organisms, with or without a nervous system.” This is called the Santiago theory of cognition. I had heard this my whole life from different places but never knew what it was called or where / when it came from. Late 1970s, Santiago, Chile as a direct consequence to the theory of autopoiesis, which is from the early 1970s, of self-creating/self-sustaining systems.

Living systems are cognitive systems, and living as a process is a process of cognition. This statement is valid for all organisms, with or without a nervous system.”
This is called the Santiago theory of cognition.
 
I had heard this my whole life from different places but never knew what it was called or where / when it came from. Late 1970s, Santiago, Chile as a direct consequence to the theory of autopoiesis, which is from the early 1970s, of self-creating/self-sustaining systems.

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