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Cellular Computation Realizing Intelligence of Slime Mold Physarum Polycephalum

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A series of ethological experiments on the primitive unicellular amoeboid organism Physarum polycephalum has shown that it possesses an unexpectedly high ability of information processing. This organism can solve mazes and certain optimization problems, and can demonstrate both anticipatory and contemplative behavior. A number of mathematical models have been proposed to describe and understand this smart behavior. We survey the investigations that have been performed on the cell level.
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Keywords: COMPUTING; ETHOLOGY; INTELLIGENCE; MATHEMATICAL MODEL; PHYSARUM

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2011-03-01

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  • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience is an international peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidates research activities in all aspects of computational and theoretical nanoscience into a single reference source. This journal offers scientists and engineers peer-reviewed research papers in all aspects of computational and theoretical nanoscience and nanotechnology in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering and biology to publish original full papers and timely state-of-the-art reviews and short communications encompassing the fundamental and applied research.
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