M. TODA stated that each person has "a general model of the world" (the cognitive simulator) "…which will be applied to each decision problem with some necessary additional pieces of information supplemented" (1965, p.82).
TODA adds: "Apparently a person does not genetically inherits a full-fledged cognitive simulator besides its very basic components, which specify, perhaps above all, how sensory inputs should be processed to obtain the structural and relational information concerning himself and the environment. The main edifice of the cognitive simulator must therefore be built a posteriori on the basis of this type of information. So, we may view the cognitive simulator, as well as other components of the cognitive system, as a self-organizing system" (Ibid).
This seems quite coherent with the model of the cerebral cortex as a self-organizing neural network able to construct and stabilize behavioral algorithms. It also seems to explain how autopoiesis derives from autogenesis and how cognitive autopoiesis derives from genetic autopoiesis.
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