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Research Article

Integrated Information Increases with Fitness in the Evolution of Animats

  • Jeffrey A. Edlund,

    Affiliation: Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America

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  • Nicolas Chaumont,

    Affiliations: Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont, Pasadena, California, United States of America, BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Arend Hintze,

    Affiliations: Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont, Pasadena, California, United States of America, BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Christof Koch,

    Affiliations: Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America, Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Giulio Tononi,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Christoph Adami mail

    adami@kgi.edu

    Affiliations: Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont, Pasadena, California, United States of America, BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: October 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002236

About the Authors

Jeffrey A. Edlund, Christof Koch
Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America
Nicolas Chaumont, Arend Hintze, Christoph Adami
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont, Pasadena, California, United States of America
Nicolas Chaumont, Arend Hintze, Christoph Adami
BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Arend Hintze
Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Christof Koch
Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Christof Koch
Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Giulio Tononi
Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Christoph Adami
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: adami@kgi.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAE AH CK GT CA. Performed the experiments: JAE AH. Analyzed the data: JAE AH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NC. Wrote the paper: JAE CK GT CA.