Amoeba Neurocomputing

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Pseudopod Extension Towards Chemotactic Stimuli

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Pseudopod Extension Towards Chemotactic Stimuli
Jeff JONES, Unconventional Computing Group, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Summary: This recording shows the relationship between internal oscillations and the shape boundary of the synthetic plasmodium. The shape of the amoeboid organism affects the emergence and spatial distribution of the internal oscillations. These oscillations drive pulsatile movement within the shape and the pulsing movement itself distorts the shape. This distortion of shape, in turn, affects the distribution of oscillators and the cycle continues. The emergent behaviours generate a local searching mechanism where the organism can locate and engulf nearby sources of food stimuli, as indicated by the mouse pointer location