Darwinian Neurodynamics

Despite eminent and numerous attempts to understand complex thinking, insight problem solving and language acquisition, one is left with the feeling that an essential component of these processes is being overlooked. This project offers and elaborates the Neural Replicator Hypothesis (NRH) stating that this missing ingredient is true Darwinian neurodynamics of replicators within the brain itself. Previous related approaches have been either sketchy, metaphorical, merely philosophical, or have used selection but not replication. INSIGHT is based on, and will refine, plausible neurobiological foundations of neuronal replicators despite the fact that neurons do not reproduce. It will show that Darwinian neurodynamics offers a credible and efficient algorithm for approximate Bayesian inference in the brain.

Publications

Evolution in Cognition 2016 Chairs' Welcome

S. Doncieux; J. E. Auerbach; R. J. Duro; H. P. De Vladar

2016. GECCO '16 , Denver, Colorado, USA , 20-24 07 2016. p. 1043-1045.

DOI : 10.1145/2908961.2931670.

Darwinian Dynamics of Embodied Chaotic Exploration

Y. Shim; J. E. Auerbach; P. Husbands

2016. GECCO '16 , Denver, Colorado, USA , 20-24 07 2016. p. 1053-1056.

DOI : 10.1145/2908961.2931673.

Gaining Insight into Quality Diversity

J. E. Auerbach; G. Iacca; D. Floreano

2016. GECCO '16 , Denver, Colorado, USA , 20-24 07 2016. p. 1061-1064.

DOI : 10.1145/2908961.2931675.

The Seamless Peer and Cloud Evolution Framework

G. Leclerc; J. E. Auerbach; G. Iacca; D. Floreano

2016. GECCO '16 , Denver, Colorado, USA , 20-24 07 2016. p. 821-828.

DOI : 10.1145/2908812.2908886.

Rapid Evolution of Robot Gaits

J. E. Auerbach; G. H. M. Heitz; P. M. Kornatowski; D. Floreano

2015. GECCO '15 , Madrid, Spain , July 11-15, 2015. p. 743-744.

DOI : 10.1145/2739482.2764894.

Online Extreme Evolutionary Learning Machines

J. E. Auerbach; C. Fernando; D. Floreano

2014. Artificial Life 14: International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems , New York, NY, USA , July 30-August 2, 2014. p. 465-472.

DOI : 10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch076.

RoboGen: Robot Generation through Artificial Evolution

J. Auerbach; D. Aydin; A. Maesani; P. Kornatowski; T. Cieslewski et al.

2014. Artificial Life 14: International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems , New York, NY, USA , July 30-August 2, 2014. p. 136-137.

DOI : 10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch022.

Programmable Self-assembly with Chained Soft Cells: An Algorithm to Fold into 2-D Shapes

J. Germann; J. Auerbach; D. Floreano

2014. Simulation of Adaptive Behavior 2014 , Castellón, Spain , July 22-26, 2014. p. 220-229.

DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-08864-8_21.