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

Sergio Balari, Guillermo Lorenzo


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.


cognition; computational complexity; evolutionary develop-mental biology; faculty of language; morphological evolution

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