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Acerbi, Alberto and Parisi, Domenico (2006). 'Cultural Transmission Between and Within Generations'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 9(1)9 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/9.html>.

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@article{acerbi2006,
title = {Cultural Transmission Between and Within Generations},
author = {Acerbi, Alberto and Parisi, Domenico},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {9},
number = {1},
pages = {9},
year = {2006},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/9.html},
keywords = {Artificial Life, Cultural Transmission, Cultural Evolution, Horizontal Cultural Transmission},
abstract = {We describe some simulations that compare cultural transmission between and within generations (inter-generational vs intra-generational transmission) in populations of embodied agents controlled by neural networks. Our results suggest that intra-generational transmission has the role of adding variability to the evolutionary process and that this function seems particularly useful when the population lives in a rapidly changing environment. Adaptation to environmental change is slower if cultural transmission is purely inter-generational while it is faster if a certain amount of intra-generational cultural transmission makes it possible to remove earlier and no longer suitable behaviors, facilitating the emergence of new and more appropriate ones.},
}

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TY - JOUR
TI - Cultural Transmission Between and Within Generations
AU - Acerbi, Alberto
AU - Parisi, Domenico
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KW - Cultural Transmission
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N2 - We describe some simulations that compare cultural transmission between and within generations (inter-generational vs intra-generational transmission) in populations of embodied agents controlled by neural networks. Our results suggest that intra-generational transmission has the role of adding variability to the evolutionary process and that this function seems particularly useful when the population lives in a rapidly changing environment. Adaptation to environmental change is slower if cultural transmission is purely inter-generational while it is faster if a certain amount of intra-generational cultural transmission makes it possible to remove earlier and no longer suitable behaviors, facilitating the emergence of new and more appropriate ones.
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