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EEB Monday Seminar - Shared screen with speaker view
Brando Carlson
Where can we rewatch this seminar?
Anna Dornhaus
https://eeb.arizona.edu/seminars - this info is also on the schedule linked above
Brando Carlson
Wonderful, thank you!
John Wiens
What is that horrible thing?
Judith Bronstein
It’s the Sonoran Hot Dog of Canada
Rick Michod
Question: Great talk, thanks for that! Natural selection is a brainless process that solves difficult and complex problems. Variation, selection, heritability. Likewise the immune system has to solve the difficult problem to fit the antigen and they do it via a Darwinian process. I wonder if the kinds of problem solving processes you are discovering can be seen as kinds of limited Darwinian systems or are they fundamentally different from Darwinian systems as a different kind of problem solvers. It seems to me that pruning mechanisms could be rephrased as a Darwinian process. Thoughts?
Michael McKibben
wonderful talk!
John Wiens
Great talk!
Judith Bronstein
Very inspiring. I love the message about studying offbeat organisms!
Rick Michod
the key would be , is there a variation generating part of the solution process??
Tung Phung (he him)
I’m curious about how ant workers face nutritional conflict (workers may prefer carbs more for maintenance, while larvae is the main protein consumer for growth). Can ant larvae change decision making process for trail construction? For example, more begging behavior would cause workers to sacrifice robustness and prioritize cost?
Chinmay Joshi
Does the white slimy thing that slime molds leave like an external memory? If yes, then would transferring it to another slime mold would create memory mismatch? Or would to be robust to this perturbation?
Larry Venable
some systems have directed choices which are different from random variation and selection, right?
Beth Ann Hansen (they/them)
Do slime moulds consistently choose one option? Or do individuals sometimes remain on multiple options after 72 hours, like a bet-hedging strategy?
Rick Michod
Thanks for that very cool talk and topic, bye everyone!
Minjung Baek
Wouldn't the chemical gradient be higher towards the goal, not towards the dead end? since the dead end is not directly connected to the goal.
Chinmay Joshi
That's cool! Thanks!
Tung Phung (he him)
thank you for awesome talk and your time!
Beth Ann Hansen (they/them)
Cool, thank you! I learned so much and had a great time doing it
Daniel R Papaj
Thank you for a great talk! Lots to think about.
Michael McKibben
Thank you again!