Psychological foraging resembles simulated annealing

Neuroplasticity decreases with age, making children the most malleable, as epitomized by adolescence. In simulated annealing, a temperature factor informing how exploratory the search is scheduled to progressively decrease, reducing flexibility as the process is narrowing in on strong solutions. In this, decreasing levels of neuroplasticity might be a mechanism underlying a psychological foraging strategy.

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