Adaptive growth processes: a model inspired by Pask's ear

Virgo, Nathaniel and Harvey, Inman (2008) Adaptive growth processes: a model inspired by Pask's ear. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, Winchester, UK.

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Abstract

We introduce the notion of an adaptive growth process in order to explain an experimental result from the 1950s in which a complex mechanism capable of distinguishing between two sounds emerges from a homogeneous chemical solution. We present a very simple computational model which exhibits an adaptive growth process. Adaptive growth processes could have practical applications in adaptive control systems and may also play a role in biological development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Nathaniel David Virgo
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:58
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 13:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28972
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