Nemenman, 2012a

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I Nemenman, Information theory and adaptation. In Quantitative biology: From molecules to Cellular Systems, ME Wall, ed. (Taylor and Francis, 2011). In press. PDF, arXiv.

In this Chapter, we ask questions (1) What is the right way to measure the quality of information processing in a biological system? and (2) What can real-life organisms do in order to improve their performance in information-processing tasks? We then review the body of work that investigates these questions experimentally, computationally, and theoretically in biological domains as diverse as cell biology, population biology, and computational neuroscience.