The ecology of action selection: insights from artificial life.

  title={The ecology of action selection: insights from artificial life.},
  author={Anil K. Seth},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={362 1485},
  • Anil K. Seth
  • Published 2007 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
The problem of action selection has two components: what is selected and how is it selected? To understand what is selected, it is necessary to distinguish between behavioural and mechanistic levels of description. Animals do not choose between behaviours per se; rather, behaviour reflects interactions among brains, bodies and environments. To understand what guides selection, it is useful to take a normative perspective that evaluates behaviour in terms of a fitness metric. This perspective… CONTINUE READING
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