Slime mold Physarum polycephalum is a single-celled organism. It has neither brain not nervous system… But still remembers where it previously found food.
P. polycephalum is one of the most peculiar forms of life on Earth. It is neither plant, animal, or fungus, but a species of complex, single-celled amoeba.
In 2000, a Japanese researcher discovered that P. polycephalum was capable of solving a simple maze to reach a food source. Other scientists have also discovered several intelligent-like behaviors, like being able to efficiently solve the Traveling Salesman Problem, and ‘remembering’ substances.
Lately, German scientists have discovered, P. polycephalum uses the very architecture of its body to store memories about where it has previously found food.
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