Human Exceptionalism? Phooey – “It has been shown that slime mold, despite its extremely simple morphology, is able to solve computational [behavioral] problems of surprising complexity.”

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it can solve (or approximately solve) a variety of other network optimization problems even when taking multiple objectives into account.   It has also been shown that P. polycephalum possesses a memory and is able to anticipate periodic events.  These capabilities in combination with its simple morphology and comparatively large size make P. polycephalum an almost ideal model system for the study of information processing and problem solving in biological systems.

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