Double-Ig slime-mold winner studies backwards-dead-end behavior of paramecia

Toshiyuki Nakagaki [pictured here], who has been awarded two Ig Nobel Prizes for studying the apparently intelligent behavior of slime mold, has (with colleagues) published a new study of apparently intelligent behavior in a very different creature: “Attempts to retreat from a dead-ended long capillary by backward swimming in Paramecium,” Itsuki Kunita, Shigeru Kuroda, Kaito Ohki and Toshiyuki Nakagaki, […]