Worms do calculus?

Jul 24, 2008 by

Thanks to Julie for passing along this great example of calculus in nature. Apparently, roundworms calculate how much the strength of different tastes is changing and stay the course or change paths depending on their calculations.

Here’s the link. Enjoy!

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1 Comment

  1. Xi_Heather

    This is really neat! And while the worms’ method might not be the most efficient, it certainly seems effective and simple.

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