Hierarchical self-organization in the finitary process soup
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008

Current analyses of genomes from numerous species show that the diversity of their functional and behavioral characters is not proportional to the number of genes that encode the organism. We investigate the hypothesis that the diversity of organismal character is due to hierarchical organization. We do this with the recently introduced model of the finitary process soup, which allows for a detailed mathematical and quantitative analysis of the population dynamics of structural complexity. Here we show that global complexity in the finitary process soup is due to the emergence of successively higher levels of organization, that the hierarchical structure appears spontaneously, and that the process of structural innovation is facilitated by the discovery and maintenance of relatively noncomplex, but general, individuals in a population.

DYNAMICS

pre-biotic evolution

EVOLUTION

population dynamics

COMPLEXITY

networks

COMPUTATION

structural complexity

EMERGENCE

hierarchy

self-organization

Författare

Olof Görnerup

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

J. P. Crutchfield

Santa Fe Institute

University of California

Artificial Life

1064-5462 (ISSN) 1530-9185 (eISSN)

Vol. 14 245-254

Ämneskategorier

Fysik

Biologiska vetenskaper

DOI

10.1162/artl.2008.14.3.14301