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Title: Amoebae Anticipate Periodic Events
Authors: Saigusa, Tetsu Browse this author
Tero, Atsushi Browse this author
Nakagaki, Toshiyuki Browse this author
Kuramoto, Yoshiki Browse this author
Keywords: PACS=87.17.Aa
PACS=87.18.Hf
PACS=87.23.Kg
Issue Date: 11-Jan-2008
Publisher: American Physical Society
Journal Title: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 100
Issue: 1
Start Page: 018101
Publisher DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.018101
PMID: 18232821
Abstract: When plasmodia of the true slime mold Physarum were exposed to unfavorable conditions presented as three consecutive pulses at constant intervals, they reduced their locomotive speed in response to each episode. When the plasmodia were subsequently subjected to favorable conditions, they spontaneously reduced their locomotive speed at the time when the next unfavorable episode would have occurred. This implied the anticipation of impending environmental change. We explored the mechanisms underlying these types of behavior from a dynamical systems perspective.
Rights: (c) 2008 American Physical Society
Type: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/33004
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