Adapting Individuals in Evolving Populations by Richard K. Belew
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Adapting Individuals in Evolving Populations
By Richard K. Belew

Adapting Individuals in Evolving Populations

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Adapting Individuals in Evolving Populations by Richard K. Belew

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The theory of evolution has been most successful explaining the emergence of new species in terms of their morphological traits. Ethologists teach that behaviors, too, qualify as first-class phenotypic features, but evolutionary accounts of behaviors have been much less satisfactory. In part this is because maturational "programs" transforming genotype to phenotype are "open" to environmental influences affected by behaviors. Further, many organisms are able to continue to modify their behavior, i.e., learn, even after fully mature. This creates an even more complex relationship between the genotypic features underlying the mechanisms of maturation and learning and the adapted behaviors ultimately selected.A meeting held at the Santa Fe Institute during the summer of 1993 brought together a small group of biologists, psychologists, and computer scientists with shared interests in questions such as these. This volume consists of papers that explore interacting adaptive systems from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. About half of the articles are classic, seminal references on the subject, ranging from biologists like Lamarck and Waddington to psychologists like Piaget and Skinner. The other half represent new work by the workshop participants. The role played by mathematical and computational tools, both as models of natural phenomena and as algorithms useful in their own right, is particularly emphasized in these new papers. In all cases, the prefaces help to put the older papers in a modern context. For the new papers, the prefaces have been written by colleagues from a discipline other than the paper's authors, and highlight, for example, what a computer scientist can learn from a biologist's model, or vice versa. Through these cross-disciplinary "dialogues" and a glossary collecting multidisciplinary connotations of pivotal terms, the process of interdisciplinary investigation itself becomes a central theme.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780201483697
ISBN-10: 0201483696
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 550
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard K. Belew

Richard K. Belew received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and a Masters and a Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan. He is an associate professor of computer science and Engineering at the University of California at San Diego, where he is also part of the interdisciplinary faculty of the Cognitive Science department and a member of the Institute of Neural Computation. Melanie Mitchell received a B.A. in Mathematics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan. She is currently research professor and director of the Adaptive Computation Program at the Santa Fe Institute, and is also on the research faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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