In silico Evolutionary Developmental Neurobiology and the Origin of Natural Language (Abstract)

@inproceedings{Szathmry2008InSE,
  title={In silico Evolutionary Developmental Neurobiology and the Origin of Natural Language (Abstract)},
  author={E. Szathm{\'a}ry},
  booktitle={AFL},
  year={2008}
}
It is justified to assume that part of our genetic endowment contributes to our language skills, yet it is impossible to tell at this moment exactly how genes affect the language faculty. We complement experimental biological studies by an in silico approach in that we simulate the evolution of neuronal networks under selection for language-related skills. At the heart of this project is the Evolutionary Neurogenetic Algorithm (ENGA) that is deliberately biomimetic. The design of the system was… Expand
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