Information Maximization Fails to Maximize Expected Utility in a Simple Foraging Model

@article{Agarwala2010InformationMF,
  title={Information Maximization Fails to Maximize Expected Utility in a Simple Foraging Model},
  author={Edward K. Agarwala and Hillel J. Chiel and Peter J. Thomas},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2010},
  volume={abs/1010.4726}
}
Information theory has successfully explained the organization of many biological phenomena, from the physiology of sensory receptive fields to the variability of certain DNA sequence ensembles. Some scholars have proposed that information should provide the central explanatory principle in biology, in the sense that any behavioral strategy that is optimal for an organism’s survival must necessarily involve efficient information processing. Here we challenge this view by providing a… CONTINUE READING