Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks
and neural networks both examine biological computation
with multiple goals, scientific understanding and potential application
among them. The papers listed below examine a simple idea in which some
layers of a feedforward network adapt gentically while others use
synaptic modification. This simulataneous adaptation by a population
and adaptation by individuals is a central issue in the emerging field of
A cool web demo of a related field, cellular automata, can be found by
Further information on genetic algorithms
P. Munro (1993) Genetic search for optimal representations in neural networks.
In: R. F. Albrecht, C. R. Reeves, N. C. Steele (eds.) Artificial Neural Nets
and Genetic Algorithms. Proceedings of the International Conference in
Innsbruck, Austria; Springer. pp 628-634.
P. Munro (1991) Genetic Search for Optimal Representations in Neural Networks.
University of Pittsburgh SLIS Tech Report IS91007.