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Adaptive Individuals in Evolving Populations: Models and Algorithms


Series: Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences and Complexity Volume: 26

Edited By: R Belew and M Mitchell

533 pages, Figs

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | May 1996 | #54645 | ISBN: 0201483696
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #62497 | ISBN: 0201483645
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Details the proceedings of the workshop `Plastic Individuals in Evolving Populations', held at the Sante Fe Institute, July 11-15, 1993. Covering the use of computers in research and the understanding of human evolution, the first section is devoted to reprinting some of the papers from the conference.


Introduction (R.K. Belew and M. Mitchell); Biology Overview; Adaptive Computation in Ecology and Evolution: A Guide to Future Research (J. Roughgarden, A. Bergman, S. Shafir, and C. Taylor); Reprinted Classics; The Classics in Their Context, and in Ours (J. Schull); Of the Influence of the Environment on the Activities and Habits of Animals, and the Influence of the Activities and Habits of These Living Bodies in Modifying Their Organization and Structure (J.B. Lamarck); A New Factor in Evolution (J.M. Baldwin); On Modification and Variation (C. Lloyd Morgan); Canalization of Development and the Inheritance of Acquired Characters (C.H. Waddington); The Baldwin Effect (G.G. Simpson); The Role of Somatic Change in Evolution (G. Bateson); New Work; A Model of Individual Adaptive Behavior in a Fluctuating Environment (L. A. Zhivotovsky, A. Bergman, and M. W. Feldman); The Baldwin Effect in the Immune System: Learning by Somatic Hypermutation (R. Hightower, S. Forrest, and A. S. Perelson); The Effect of Memory Length on Individual Fitness in a Lizard (S. Shafir and J. Roughgarden); Latent Energy Environments (F. Menczer and R. K. Belew); Psychology Overview; The Causes and Effects of Evolutionary Simulation in the Behavioral Sciences (P.M. Todd); Reprinted Classics; Excerpts from Principles of Biology (H. Spencer); Excerpts from Principles of Psychology (H. Spencer); William James and the Broader Implications of a Multilevel Selectionism (J. Schull); Excerpts from The Phylogeny and Ontogeny of Behavior (B.F. Skinner); Excerpts from Adaptation and Intelligence: Organic Selection and Phenocopy (J. Piaget); Selective Costs and Benefits of in the Evolution of Learning (T. D. Johnston); New Work; Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Learning (P. M. Todd); Discontinuity in Evolution: How Different Levels of Organization Imply Preadaptation (O. Miglino, S. Nolfi, and D. Parisi); The Influence of Learning on Evolution (D. Parisi and S. Nolfi); Computer Science Overview; Computation and the Natural Sciences (R. K. Belew, M. Mitchell, and D. H. Ackley); Reprinted Classics; How Learning Can Guide Evolution (G. E. Hinton and S. J. Nowlan); Natural S.

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