Culture Enhances the Evolvability of Cognition

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  author =       "Lee Spector and Sean Luke",
  title =        "Culture Enhances the Evolvability of Cognition",
  booktitle =    "Cognitive Science (CogSci) 1996 Conference
  editor =       "G. Cottrell",
  year =         "1996",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  pages =        "672--677",
  address =      "Mahwah, NJ, USA",
  publisher =    "Lawrence Erlbaum Associates",
  URL =          "",
  URL =          "",
  size =         "7 pages",
  abstract =     "This paper discusses the role of culture in the
                 evolution of cognitive systems. We define {"}culture{"}
                 as any information transmitted between individuals and
                 between generations by non-genetic means. Experiments
                 are presented that use genetic programming systems that
                 include special mechanisms for cultural transmission of
                 information. These systems evolve computer programs
                 that perform cognitive tasks including mathematical
                 function mapping and action selection in a virtual
                 world. The data show that the presence of
                 culture-supporting mechanisms can have a clear
                 beneficial impact on the evolvability of correct
                 programs. The implications that these results may have
                 for cognitive science are briefly discussed.",
  notes =        "

                 Wumpus, memory",

Genetic Programming entries for Lee Spector Sean Luke