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Saturday, February 07, 2015

brain evolution

How complex environments push brain evolution
February 2, 2015

A hypothetical animat "brain," comprising a logic-gate network with 2 sensors, 4 hidden Markov elements, and 2 motors (credit: Larissa Albantakis/PLoS Computational Biology) A recent study by neuroscientists offers clues about how increasingly difficult tasks have evolved the brain. They created a video game similar to the old video game Tetris, in which programmed artificial adaptive agents (“animats”) have to “catch” moving blocks of different sizes before the blocks reach the bottom (in a game for humans, that … more…

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