The evolution of human information-processing

Sander van der Leeuw
This paper is the result of an encounter between two complementary approaches in two different fields: the physical evolution of living beings from monocellular organisms to fullgrown animals and humans on the one hand, as developed by Murase, and the evolution of information processing among humans, as developed by van der Leeuw, on the other. Out of that encounter came a speculative vision that this might be the starting point for developing a powerful approach to integrate biological and
more » ... al science approaches, such as is now required if one is to tackle the fundamental issues of the Anthropocene. That approach is based on a processual perspective on signal processing as an endogenous-exogenous exchange that is fundamental for all organisms. It is still very much a work in progress, of which only the bare bones are becoming visible. In this paper, I focus on the approach to human information processing involved.
doi:10.14989/245356 fatcat:m6sipw2mu5gxlm4alrpnl2wkde