The revival of the Baldwin effect

@article{Fontanari2017TheRO,
  title={The revival of the Baldwin effect},
  author={Jos{\'e} Fernando Fontanari and Mauro Santos},
  journal={The European Physical Journal B},
  year={2017},
  volume={90},
  pages={1-6}
}
Abstract The idea that a genetically fixed behavior evolved from the once differential learning ability of individuals that performed the behavior is known as the Baldwin effect. A highly influential paper [G.E. Hinton, S.J. Nowlan, Complex Syst. 1, 495 (1987)] claimed that this effect can be observed in silico, but here we argue that what was actually shown is that the learning ability is easily selected for. Then we demonstrate the Baldwin effect to happen in the in silico scenario by… 
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