Dr. Zimmer, Do you have research, ideas, comments or notes about the evolution of the learning process? Specifically about adaptation to the environment?
I don't mean the point of view of the psychology about learning as adaptation, that's fine, but I mean a deeper point of view. I want to understand how the learning process can be related with adaptation to the enviroment as an evolutionary need. I used to believe that learning permitted adaptation, but from the biology point of view, this does not make sense since prions, virus and plants adapt to the environment, but do they learn? Sebastian Seung (I don't know him personally, but I emailed him) shared a theory from the past century, but I wonder if there is more to it?