Francesco Varela

July 11, 2009

The late Francisco J. Varela Ph.D. was Director of Research at CNRS (National Institute for Scientific Research) at the laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences and Brain Imaging (LENA) located at the Salpetriere University Hospital in Paris, where he was the head of the Neurodynamics Group. He was also Senior Faculty at CREA, Ecole Polytechnique.

Experimental and theoretical biologist Francesco Varela is known for his work in immunology and his formulation of “emergent selves” or “virtual identities” that arise from complex biological systems to form whole organisms.

See essays by this author:
The Emergent Self