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Slime Mold: A Brainless Blob that Seems Smart

Slime molds look gross and… not smart, but they definitely seem to communicate and plan even without neurons. Michael explains the science behind these clever eukaryotes.
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Sources:
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/protista/slimemolds.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/12/the-brainless-slime-that-can-learn-by-fusing/511295/
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/the-sublime-slime-mold/
http://www.nature.com/news/how-brainless-slime-molds-redefine-intelligence-1.11811
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312167286_Direct_transfer_of_learned_behaviour_via_cell_fusion_in_non-neural_organisms
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5964/439.full
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8f6d/55e8a46fdcf117764da0d5a2a67e82c6807f.pdf
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1829/20160446
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1845/20162382

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