Dynamic information in uncertain and changing worlds.

  title={Dynamic information in uncertain and changing worlds.},
  author={Marc Mangel},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={146 3},
  • Marc Mangel
  • Published 1990 in Journal of theoretical biology
A general theory for information processing by organisms living in uncertain and changing worlds is developed. The three fundamental properties of the theory are: (i) the use of a memory parameter that allows the organism to forget the more distant past, (ii) a succinct representation of encounters and information and (iii) flexibility in the estimates of parameters by including the uncertainty in these estimates in a consistent manner. The theory is developed using Bayesian methods (but can… CONTINUE READING

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