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On transducing properties of kombucha−proteinoid complexes

Mougkogiannis, Panagiotis; Nikolaidou, Anna; Adamatzky, Andrew

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Panagiotis Mougkogiannis

Anna Nikolaidou
Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Design


We investigate the information processing capacities of kombucha−proteinoid proto−brains, focusing on the transducing properties through accommodation spiking, tonic bursting spiking, and optical and acoustic stimulation. We explore self-organization, adaptability, and emergent phenomena in this unconventional proto-architecture. By constructing kombucha− proteinoid networks exposed to diverse audio stimuli, we analyze nonlinear dynamics using time series analysis. Assessing information representation in the presence of extreme noise, we examine the system's resilience. Our results illustrate intricate pathways resulting from the interplay between the synthetic biological substrate and bio-inspired stimulation. The kombucha− proteinoid proto−brains consistently map complex stimuli to distinct activation levels, showcasing their adaptability and potential for information processing without the need for external shaping circuits.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 19, 2024
Online Publication Date Jun 19, 2024
Deposit Date Jun 20, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 20, 2024
Journal ACS Applied Biomaterials
Electronic ISSN 2576-6422
Publisher American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords kombucha; proteinoids; unconventional computing; neuromorphic computing; signal transduction; intelligent materials
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