By Wolfgang Alt, Gerhard Hoffmann
" . . . habit isn't really, what an organism does itself, yet to what we element. hence, even if a kind of habit of an organism is sufficient as a undeniable configuration of routine, depends upon the surroundings within which we de scribe it. " (Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varela: El arbol del conocimiento, 1984) "A thorough research of habit needs to bring about a scheme, that exhibits all regularities which are to be came across among the sensorical enter and the motorical output of an animal. This scheme is an summary illustration of the mind. " (Valentin Braitenberg: Gehirngespinste, 1973) throughout the 70ies, while Biomathematics (beyond Biomedical records and Com puting) turned extra well known at universities and study institutes, the issues handled got here often from the overall fields of 'Population Biology' and 'Complex structures research' comparable to epidemics, ecosystems research, morphogenesis, genetics, immunology and neurology (see the 1st sequence of Springer Lecture Notes in Biomathematics). due to the fact then, the image has now not significantly replaced, and it appears "a thorough research of habit" of unmarried organisms and, in addition, in their mutual interactions, is much from being understood. to the contrary, mathematical modellers and analysts were good instructed to limit their investigations to express facets of 'biological behavior', one in every of that is 'biological motion'. earlier, just a couple of convention court cases or Lecture Notes have paid cognizance to this significant point, a few of the prior examples being Vol. 24: 'The dimension of organic form and form alterations' (1978) or Vol.