Humberto Maturana Romesin was born in Santiago, Chile. He studied medicine at Universidad de Chile, neurophysiology and anatomy at University College of London, and Biology at Harvard where he received a PhD in 1958. He continued at MIT where he worked with the neurophysiology of vision. After returning to Chile, in 1965 he worked with colleagues to found the Science Faculty at the University of Chile; of which he is now Professor Emeritus. In 2000 Maturana and Ximena Davila co-founded the Matriztic School of Santiago, http://matriztica.cl
Maturana is the recipient of several national and international awards including the Chilean National Science Aware for his research on perception and cognition and his approach to the biology of cognition. He has been bestowed with Honorary Doctorates by Belgium, Spain and Chile in recognition of his vast body of scientific work concerning living systems (autopoiesis), language and cognition (biology of language and cognition) and humanness (biology of love). Most recently he and Ximena Davila have developed the biological-cultural Matrix of Human Living.
Bio courtesy of American Society for Cybernetics