Learning in Evolution - Evolution in Learning

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INTELLIGENCE is the ability to process external or internal information with the goal to stay orbecome more adaptive in particular contexts. LEARNING and CREATIVITY are key aspects of this capacity.

This project is part of a new wave of interest in the relation between evolution and learning, but it goes beyond earlier work by specifying the shared mechanisms. We begin from the observation of deep similarities and formal relationships between the two, and grope toward the idea that there is one unifed theory behind the two manifestations.

Our method in tackling these questions is through logical-conceptual analysis and computational modelling.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Eörs Szathmáry, Parmenides Center for the Conceptual Foundation of Science