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The Baldwin Effect in the Immune System: Learning by Somatic Hypermutation

The Baldwin Effect in the Immune System: Learning by Somatic Hypermutation,Ron Hightower

The Baldwin Effect in the Immune System: Learning by Somatic Hypermutation   (Citations: 29)
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This paper discusses the Baldwin effectwith respect to the immune system---a learning mechanism that rivals the complexity andcomputational power of the nervous system.In previous work we used a binary model of the immune system to study the effects ofevolution on the genetic representation of antibodies [4]. Here we have extended this modelto include "clonal selection," which is the learning process used by the immune system. Oncethis learning mechanism was incorporated into the model it ...
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