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

Authors

  • 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

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Published

2009-03-26

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