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

    Collision Based Computing / Andrew Adamatzky

    Slime mould: The fundamental mechanisms of biological cognition

    On the role of the plasmodial cytoskeleton in facilitating intelligent behaviour in slime mould Physarum polycephalum

  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. 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! 😉

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