Joined: Mar. 2005
|So in this analogy, the population is the set of neurons, the individual is the neuron and the gene is some stable aspect of the neuron, like excitation threshold. |
But (AFAIK) neurons don't typically come and go the way individuals in a species do.
I'm not sure if a gene pool has something analogous to a connection strength, unless it's how close two genes are on the chromosome. And that's not a stable value over time.
The math might work too differently for the analogy to be useful in the details.