A power law in the exploratory behavior of the Physarum plasmodium

@article{Shirakawa2016APL,
  title={A power law in the exploratory behavior of the Physarum plasmodium},
  author={Tomohiro Shirakawa and Hiroshi Sato and Miharu Nishida},
  journal={Artificial Life and Robotics},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={195-200}
}
The plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum is a unicellular giant amoeba that grows up to macroscopic scale under appropriate condition, and is known to its computational abilities. In this study, we tried to observe the long-term exploratory behavior of the plasmodium in an open environment and to evaluate its efficiency. For this purpose, we developed an experimental system with an extendable substrate. As a result of the experiment, we found that the frequency distribution of the speed of… CONTINUE READING