Don't throw the baby iguana out with the bathwater

Seth, Anil (2009) Don't throw the baby iguana out with the bathwater. Adaptive Behavior, 17 (4). Pages 338-342. ISSN 10597123

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Abstract

Webb’s lucid critique of the animat modeling approach in adaptive behavior (AB) is very welcome. It provides an excellent opportunity to clarify how models in the field can achieve greater biological relevance. Webb makes a strong case for the importance of targeting specific animal systems, as opposed to analyzing made-up (animat) models. There are, however, many roads to biological relevance, including but not limited to the close targeting of models to specific animals. Moreover, models which deliberately depart from close targeting can have biological relevance precisely because of their departures.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Anil Seth
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:53
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 14:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28561
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