Swarm Cognition and Artificial Life

Vito Trianni, Elio Tuci

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Swarm Cognition is the juxtaposition of two relatively unrelated concepts that evoke, on the one hand, the power of collective behaviours displayed by natural swarms, and on the other hand the complexity of cognitive processes in the vertebrate brain. Recently, scientists from various disciplines suggest that, at a certain level of description, operational principles used to account for the behaviour of natural swarms may turn out to be extremely powerful tools to identify the neuroscientific basis of cognition. In this paper, we review the most recent studies in this direction, and propose an integration of Swarm Cognition with Artificial Life, identifying a roadmap for a scientific and technological breakthrough in Cognitive Sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann
Subtitle of host publication10th European Conference, ECAL 2009, Budapest, Hungary, September 13-16, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, Part II
EditorsGeorge Kampis, István Karsai, Eörs Szathmáry
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-21314-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21313-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event10th European Conference, ECAL - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 13 Sept 200916 Sept 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference10th European Conference, ECAL
Period13 Sept 200916 Sept 2009


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