D20 : Computing Neuroregeneration: Simulating Cognitive Function with Physarum AI


Students Caroline Huang
School HDSB - Abbey Park High School - Oakville
Level Intermediate 9/10 - Grade 9
Group Group 6 - Life Sciences
Abstract Untreated nerve damage can lead to paralysis and intractable neuropathic pain, often requiring high-risk neurological treatments. In this project, the morphogenesis principles of slime molds were analyzed using Machine Learning to decode its unique cognitive functions in habituation. The use of physarum polycephalum to model artificial-intelligence was investigated to develop a more accurate estimation of recovery, nerve-mapping algorithm, and surgical allograft methods to treat neuropathy.
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Awards
Group Award Prize
Dr. M. Doyle AwardDr. M. Doyle Biology Award$ 250
Plaque, and trophy for winner's school
Merit AwardsGold Merit Award$ 100
Grand AwardsBASEF 60th Anniversary Pinnacle Third Best in Fair$ 500
ISEF Trip AwardsISEF Trip Award$ 500