- Laboratory of Physical Ethology
- Research Theme
- Searching for an elementary design of behavioral intelligence by means of physical ethology
- Research Keywords
ciliate, amoeba, slime mold, protozoa, nematode, live cell imaging, field work, evolutionary ecology, biomechanics, locomotion, memory and learning, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, nonlinear dynamics, active soft matter, Belousov-Zhabotinski reaction, pattern formation, scaling theory, network of biochemical reactions
Overview of Research
Searching for an elementary algorism of behavioral intelligence that may be common from amoeba to human. / Searching for design method of human-friendly interface to machines and robots. / Developing an imaging technique for observing the physical processes of behavior in single-celled organisms. / Exploring the equations of motion that enables diversity and flexibility of behavioral patterns in organisms. / Optimization of structural shape and function based on a theory of biological adaptability. / Mechanics and rheology in locomotion of lower organisms.
- School of Science:
Biological Science course (Macromolecular Functions), Collaborative Laboratories
- Graduate School of Life Science:
Division of Soft Matter, Soft Matter Biophysics
C. Gao, C. Liu, D. Schenz, X. Li, Z. Zhang, M. Jusup, Z. Wang, M. Beekman and T. Nakagaki: “Does being multi-headed make you better at solving problem? A survey of Physarum-based models and computations”, Physics of Life Reviews, Vol. 29, 1-26 (2019) DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2018.05.002
S. Kuroda, S. Takagi, T. Saigusa and T. Nakagaki : “Physical ethology of unicellular organism”,Brain evolution by design -From Neural origin to cognitive architecture- (Ed. by S. Shigeno, Y. Murakami, T. Nomura) ISBN: 978-4-431-56467-6, Springer-Verlag : 3-23 (2017)
D. Akita, I. Kunita, M. D. Fricker, S. Kuroda, K. Sato and T. Nakagaki : “Experimental models for Murray’s law”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., Vol. 50, 024001(11pp) (2017). doi:10.1088/1361-6463/50/2/024001
Kunita,I., Yamaguchi,T., Tero,A., Akiyama,M., Kuroda,S., Nakagaki,T., A ciliate memorizes the geometry of a swimming arena, J. R. Soc. Interface 13: 20160155 (2016)
S. Kuroda, I. Kunita,Y. Tanaka, A. Ishiguro, R. Kobayashi, and T. Nakagaki : “Common mechanics of mode switching in locomotion of limbless and legged animals”, Journal of Royal Society Interface, Vol. 11, 20140205 (2014).
A. Tero, S. Takagi, T. Saigusa, K. Ito, D. P. Bebber, M. D. Fricker, K. Yumiki, R. Kobayashi and T. Nakagaki : “Rules for biologically-inspired adaptive network design”, Science, 327 : 439-442 (2010)
T. Saigusa, A. Tero, T. Nakagaki and Y. Kuramoto : “Amoebae anticipate periodic events”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 100, 018101 (2008)
A. Tero, R. Kobayashi and T. Nakagaki: “Mathematical model for adaptive transport network in path finding by true slime mold”, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 244, 553-564 (2007)
T. Nakagaki, H. Yamada and A. To’th: “Maze-solving by an amoeboid organism” Nature Vol.407 (2000), 470
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