Follow

From slatestarcodex I was linked to this awesome article abstract: tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108
... wherein an animal which appears to have rich, complex behavior turns out to be something closer to an automaton, endlessly repeating the same behavior even when its updated conditions no longer warrant that repetition. (The animal is a "cognitive scientist" and the behavior is "repeating Hofstadter's apocrypha about the Sphex wasp".)

Sign in to participate in the conversation
mastodon.cloud

Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct! Thank you. Mastodon.cloud is maintained by Sujitech, LLC.