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Scientists Investigate These Brainless Blobs

Meet slime molds: the brainless blobs that can learn, make decisions, and navigate mazes.

Sunday 9pm NOVA: Secret Mind of Slime – Science
Scientists investigate the bizarre “intelligence” of slime molds, which appear to learn and make decisions—without a brain. These cunning, single-celled blobs can navigate mazes and create efficient networks. Can they also redefine cognition?

NOVA Secret Mind of Slime

Who says you need brains to be smart? Extremely primitive life forms called slime molds can navigate mazes, choose between foods, and create efficient networks no brain required. New research on these organisms, which are neither plant nor animal, could help reveal the fundamental rules underlying all decision-making.

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