Author: Nelson Monteiro Vaz

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
Short Bio
Nelson Monteiro Vaz is retired Professor of Immunology at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He will be 75 next September. At NYU, with Bernard Levine, he devised a method of inducing prolonged intense IgE responses in mice at the beginning of the 1970s. This led them to stumble onto Ir genes. At CARIH, in Denver, he again stumbled onto “oral tolerance,” met Francisco Varela and started to believe that everything in immunology was upside down. He then returned to Brazil where he has been ever since, except for short periods in Antonio Coutinho’s laboratories in Paris and Oeiras, working on “oral tolerance,” natural immunoglobulins, and theoretical immunology in the 1990s and 2000s. He believes that contact between immunology and cognitive sciences will be beneficial to both.
Constructivist approaches covered: This is the list of constructivist approaches covered in Nelson Monteiro Vaz’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all approaches see http://approaches.cepa.info Biology of Cognition
Scientific disciplines covered: This is the list of all disciplines referred to by Nelson Monteiro Vaz’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all disciplines see http://disciplines.cepa.info Biology · Epistemology
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
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Vaz N. M. & Botelho Andrade L. A. (2017) Authors’ response: Not objective, not subjective - something else: Coordination of actions. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 154–159. http://constructivist.info/13/1/154
Vaz N. M. & Botelho Andrade L. A. (2017) The epigenetic immune network. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 141–146. http://constructivist.info/13/1/141
Vaz N. M. (2011) The enactive paradigm 33 years later. Response to alfred tauber. Constructivist Foundations 6(3): 345–351. http://constructivist.info/6/3/345
Vaz N. M. (2011) The specificity of immunologic observations. Constructivist Foundations 6(3): 334–342. http://constructivist.info/6/3/334

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