Looking at the Beginnings: Enquiries about Emergence of Cognition in Evolution

Walter Riofrio, Neuroscience and Behaviour Division, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Lima, Peru

Trying to understand when and how the cognitive phenomena arise in evolution continues being a hard problem of confronting. Another important issue is referring to find the explanatory framework which integrates the different observations and data in neuroscience investigations. These situations lead us to ask a question in regards to whether there are underlying general principles to the so-called neural code: What might the relationship be that is established between the neuronal responses and the sensory signs or signals that these supposedly represent? In fact, one important task is to find the ways in which we will be able to arrive at those explanations that will enable us to understand how living beings put together perceived sensory information as well as how they represent it. In this brief paper, we address some conceptual questions involved in the relationships between sensorial information perceived by brains and its representational capacities. Specially, we propose that it is possible to defend the physical origin of Information. Therefore, we will study the implications to use the information notion as an ascribed concept and its relationships with using this same notion like denoting something in the reality.

Abstract Keywords: production of information; constraints and emergence; black hole information paradox; complexity increase; spontaneously assemble; origin of information; basic semantic.