Using Cellular Automata to Uncover Evolutionary Landscapes

Trevor Bedford

Harvard University

How frequently do genetically similar cellular automata lead to similar behavior? Are there sets of traits that occur more than others, or tend to occur together? Because we can experimentally investigate every possible rule of a certain class, we can determine the overall structure of the available evolutionary space. This talk analyzes the structure space from the perspective of the latest developments in evolutionary biology.

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Created by Mathematica  (May 30, 2006)