Computational Phenotypes: Where the Theory of Computation Meets Evo-Devo

  • Sergio Balari Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Centre de Lingüística Teòrica
  • Guillermo Lorenzo Universidad de Oviedo
Keywords: cognition, computational complexity, evolutionary develop-mental biology, faculty of language, morphological evolution

Abstract

This article argues that the Chomsky Hierarchy can be reinterpreted as a developmental morphospace constraining the evolution of a discrete and finite series of computational phenotypes. In doing so, the theory of Morphological Evolution as stated by Pere Alberch, a pioneering figure of Evo–Devo thinking, is adhered to.

Author Biographies

Sergio Balari, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Centre de Lingüística Teòrica
Catalan Philology Associate Professor
Guillermo Lorenzo, Universidad de Oviedo
Sssociate Professor Unievrsity of Oviedo Department of Hispanic Philology Linguistics
Published
2009-03-26
Section
Articles