ENSO Seminar Series
Here are some old slides that might (i) help you reacquaint yourself with the basics of evolution, and (ii) learn the basics of evolutionary algorithms.
genetic algorithms 1
genetic algorithms 2
Further introductory reading
Anil Seth (1998) Evolving Action Selection and Selective Attention Without Actions, Attention, or Selection.
Karl Sims (1994) Evolving 3D Morphology and Behavior by Competition
Randy Beer (2008) The Dynamics of Brain–Body–Environment Systems: A Status Report