Topology changes enable reaction-diffusion to generate forms

Shuhei Miyashita, Satoshi Murata

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This paper demonstrates some examples that show the ability of reaction-diffusion mechanism to code the curvature of forms of multi-cellular systems. The simulation model consists of two layers: the first generates reaction-diffusion waves and the second diffuses chemical substances. The results show that topology changes feedback information to the reaction-diffusion mechanism allowing the control of the morphogenetic process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life - 8th European Conference, ECAL 2005, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540288481, 9783540288480
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event8th European Conference on Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2005 - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 2005 Sept 52005 Sept 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3630 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th European Conference on Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Geometric topology
  • Morphogenesis
  • Reaction-diffusion


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