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Optimal Strategies and Heuristics for Ecological Search Problems

John M. McNamara and Tim W. Fawcett

in Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018098
eISBN:
9780262306003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

All animals, including humans, search for a variety of different things in their natural environment, from food to mates to a suitable place to live. Most types of search can be represented as ... More


Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain

Peter M. Todd, Thomas T. Hills, and Trevor W. Robbins (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018098
eISBN:
9780262306003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

Over a century ago, William James proposed that people search through memory much as they rummage through a house looking for lost keys. Like other animal species search space, we scour our ... More


Building a Foundation for Cognitive Search

Peter M. Todd, Thomas T. Hills, and Trevor W. Robbins

in Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018098
eISBN:
9780262306003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

Search is a common and crucial behavior for most organisms. It requires individuals to achieve an adaptive trade-off between exploration for new resources distributed in space or time and ... More


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