Evolutionary autonomous agents: A neuroscience perspective

Eytan Ruppin*

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In this article, I discuss the use of neurally driven evolutionary autonomous agents (EAAs) in neuroscientific investigations. Two fundamental questions are addressed. Can EAA studies shed new light on the structure and function of biological nervous systems? And can these studies lead to the development of new tools for neuroscientific analysis? The value and significant potential of EAA modelling in both respects is demonstrated and discussed. Although the study of EAAs for neuroscience research still faces difficult conceptual and technical challenges, it is a promising and timely endeavour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-141
Number of pages10
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2002


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