Self-organization mechanism of intelligence
Our current projects are:
judgment of likes and dislikes
origin of biological rhythm
organization of cytoskeleton
positional information in morphogenesis
A cell is the smallest system where dynamism of life works autonomously. Emergence of cellular functions is studied in terms of hierarchic self-organization in chemical systems far away from equilibrium. The true slime mold is a giant amoeboid cell and is useful for this purpose. Cellular information which governs cell behavior and morphogenesis is studied in terms of spatio-temporal dynamics of both metabolism and gene expression.