Mathematical Biology seminar

Toshiyuki Nakagaki
Research Institute for Electronic Sciences, Hokkaido University
Cell behaviors in an large amoeba of true slime mold
Novemder 29, 2006
3:05pm in LCB 215

The Physarum plasmodium is a large amoeboid organism. I will talk about some intelligent behaviors exhibited by the plasmodium: networking multiple food locations, learning and memory of periodic environmental changes, demonstrating contemplative behavior when crossing an environmental barrier. Mathematical models for these cell behaviors are presented and discussed.