2018年3月13日 11時00分 ～ 2018年3月13日 12時00分
Seminar room 1-3 (Research Institute for Electronic Science, north campus)
Shigeru Kuroda (Research Institute for Electronic Science)
Paramecium is a genus of popular unicellular ciliated protozoa that you can findeasily in the pond near your office. The relationships between the behaviour and electrophysiological property of the organism has been intensively studied for more than 50 years. Based on the physiological data, we constructed a Paramecium model to study the adaptive behaviours induced by the mechanical interaction with environments. In this seminar, we report a new type of behaviour of the organism in the dead-end glass capillary tube and discuss its relationship with the variation in the behavioural pattern of our model. We also introduce a further recent experimental study and its modeling.