Terry Bossomaier

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One focus of multi-agent systems research is the notion that complex outcomes or behaviours may be arrived at through the interaction of agents. However, it is still an open question as to how agents in a complex system form coalitions or modules, and how these coalitions self-organize into hierarchies. In this paper, we begin to address this question by(More)
We advance a dominant neural strategy for facilitating conceptual thought. Concepts are groupings of "object" attributes. Once the brain learns such critical groupings, the "object" attributes are inhibited from conscious awareness. We see the whole, not the parts. The details are inhibited when the concept network is activated, ie. the inhibition is(More)
Dots-and-Boxes is a child's game which remains analytically unsolved. We implement and evolve ar-tiicial neural networks to play this game, evaluating them against simple heuristic players. Our networks do not evaluate or predict the nal outcome of the game, but rather recommend moves at each stage. Superior generalisation of play by co-evolved populations(More)
There is growing evidence that for a range of dynamical systems featuring complex interactions between large ensembles of interacting elements, mutual information peaks at order-disorder phase transitions. We conjecture that, by contrast, information flow in such systems will generally peak strictly on the disordered side of a phase transition. This(More)
— The challenge of creating teams of agents, which evolve or learn, to solve complex problems is addressed in the combinatorially complex game of dots and boxes (strings and coins). Previous Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning (ERL) systems approaching this task based on dynamic agent populations have shown some degree of success in game play, however are(More)
The earliest stages in our perception of the world have a subtle but powerful influence on later thought processes; they provide the contextual cues within which our thoughts are framed and they adapt to many different environments throughout our lives. Understanding the changes in these cues is crucial to understanding how our perceptual ability develops,(More)