21 thoughts on “Physarum: Remarkable problem-solving ability of unicellular amoeboid organism and its mechanism”

  1. For those interested in this subject, there are theorists attempting to reverse engineer this into a gated computing model. The field is biological collision computing. I don't think it will work though. The actin filament has some consistency with collision computing but those structures are hooked to microtubules which spin up data into a super-super helice of magnetic flux. This braiding of terms of the flux is like the secret to the soft associative halting that allows the slime mold to effortlessly solve. Think of the slime mold simply building an external 2d gestalt around it. Food offers it frequency data, actin filaments sense these as a "space" and spin up a simple hyperdimensional gestalt representing positions.

    Towards Cytoskeleton Computers. A proposal
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04981

    Collision Based Computing / Andrew Adamatzky
    https://rd.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-540-92910-9_58

    Slime mould: The fundamental mechanisms of biological cognition
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0303264717304574

    On the role of the plasmodial cytoskeleton in facilitating intelligent behaviour in slime mould Physarum polycephalum
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594612/

  2. I can't wait to buy an Amoeba-powered CPU from Intel in 30 years! "Introducing the new Intel Core A3, A5, and A7 bio-processor line!" Intel Amoeba Inside TM

    WARNING : Intel is not responsible for any potential infections to customer cerebrospinal fluid upon CPU de-lidding for overclocking

  3. My prayers have been answered. All this time. You've given it to the entire world. 𝑋=𝑛𝑃,𝑛!=0.
    oo!=0, X = n P
    I've written a quora blog about this.

  4. Why is the video coincidentally 4:20 long?
    I'm not even sure what any of this means, but I'm sure it's really smart so I'm definitely liking it!

  5. I wonder if Quantum computing is at play here huh? Two states at once, well if one is triggered by light the other particle flips and the plasma can feed there! Just a thought! 😉

  6. If an amoeba is to visit a certain place, then how can it be motivated to move forward? The smell of food?

  7. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.180396 is a working link to the paper. the one in the video description gave a 404.

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