This brainless, single-celled organism [slime mold] may lack brains but compensates with a level of intelligence that continues to stun scientists across the globe. Despite its lack of neurons, it’s capable of complexities like remembering, making decisions, and recognizing itself. The slime mold also has a knack for geometry, as it swiftly mapped Tokyo’s rail system in just 26 hours — a task that took humans a hundred years! “This brainless goo has been known to beg for food, help out a friend, solve a maze better than Harvard grad students and even scheme coordinated escapes.” So, next time you think of intelligence, reconsider preconceived notions, because the slime mold is here to redefine it!
~ Daily Good Weekly Newsletter
Slime Mold,several fruiting bodies of Comatricha nigra – photo by alexis_orion, wikipedia.com