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Artificial Life


Artificial Life is the official journal of the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL). Each issue features international research that spans the hierarchy of biological organization, including studies of the origin of life, self-assembly, growth and development, evolutionary and ecological dynamics, animal and robot behavior, social organization, and cultural evolution.

Table of Contents

Vol. 26, Issue 1 - Winter 2020


Artificial Life Next Generation Perspectives: Echoes from the 2018 Conference in Tokyo
pp. 1-4
Abstract | PDF (52.37 KB)
An Investigation into the Origin of Autopoiesis
pp. 5-22
Abstract | PDF (1.53 MB)
How Computational Experiments Can Improve Our Understanding of the Genetic Architecture of Common Human Diseases
pp. 23-37
Abstract | PDF (316.81 KB)
The Complexity Ratchet: Stronger than Selection, Stronger than Evolvability, Weaker than Robustness
pp. 38-57
Abstract | PDF (3.71 MB)
Interpreting the Tape of Life: Ancestry-Based Analyses Provide Insights and Intuition about Evolutionary Dynamics
pp. 58-79
Abstract | PDF (1.44 MB)
Autonomously Moving Pine-Cone Robots: Using Pine Cones as Natural Hygromorphic Actuators and as Components of Mechanisms
pp. 80-89
Abstract | PDF (592.83 KB)
Death and Progress: How Evolvability is Influenced by Intrinsic Mortality
pp. 90-111
Abstract | PDF (1.2 MB)
Evolution Towards Criticality in Ising Neural Agents
pp. 112-129
Abstract | PDF (1.28 MB)
Neural Autopoiesis: Organizing Self-Boundaries by Stimulus Avoidance in Biological and Artificial Neural Networks
pp. 130-151
Abstract | PDF (986.08 KB)
pp. 152-152
Abstract | PDF (266.26 KB)