Lifetime Learning as a Factor in Life History Evolution

@article{Bullinaria2009LifetimeLA,
  title={Lifetime Learning as a Factor in Life History Evolution},
  author={John A. Bullinaria},
  journal={Artificial Life},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={389-409}
}
An artificial life approach is taken to explore the effect that lifetime learning can have on the evolution of certain life history traits, in particular the periods of protection that parents offer their young, and the age at first reproduction of those young. The study begins by simulating the evolution of simple artificial neural network systems that must learn quickly to perform well on simple classification tasks, and determining if and when extended periods of parental protection emerge… CONTINUE READING
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