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What a Simulated Sea Slug Called ASIMOV Can Teach Us About Addiction

News   Jun 17, 2020 | Original story from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 
What a Simulated Sea Slug Called ASIMOV Can Teach Us About Addiction

The simulated sea slug, ASIMOV, monitors its own internal state and makes decisions about what to consume. Its options are: a tasty and nutritious food (blue), a nutritious food that comes with a painful sting (green), and an intoxicating drug that has no nutritious value (yellow). Credit: Photo by Tracy Clark. Graphic by Diana Yates

 
 
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