The stem process (CA-1) cycles at a 46 period. It is  a one dimensional oscillating vector, and the image below depicts its history (trajectory). In order to emphasize this point, all states are separated.

At state  = 24 CA-1  entered  mitosis and created a transient process (CA-2).

The vector may be viewed as a worm which grows and shrinks, Following  mitosis it forms a bud  which grows and  elongates. CA-2 is actually appended to CA-1, and this elongated worm is the  proliferon. In the image below the first vectors (states) are aligned along the abscissa. When memory is formed it is attached to the worm from  below.

Two representations

Proliferon histories are depicted here in two ways, conjoined  and  separated. The first is a vector that simulates a worm, and the second is a mapping which is more convenient for studying proliferon behavior.


Each state of the cycling vector is also it's  memory. It specifies (remembers) how to proceed to the next state. While in the stem process each of  the 46 states  does not change, in transient processes, states may be modified (differentiation), creating different memories.  Initially the proliferon consists of the stem process, with its fixed memory  set. In order to expand its memory, CA-1  enters mitosis (at state = 26) and grows a memory process (CA-2). As CA-2 grows it displays new memories (states). When reaching state = 46, CA-2 dies, a new bud is formed, and memory grows again. CA-1 may bud at any state.

This emerging memory may control other processes, like in the example below.  Initially CA-1 created two transient processes: CA-3, and a memory process (CA-2), which started budding at state = 26.  When CA-1 entered its state = 4  it activated the respective CA-2 state in order to modify CA-3 structure.   At state = 4 the proliferon consisted of three conjoined vectors (states): {CA-1 + CA-3 + CA-2}.

Two kinds of memory

While computer memory  stores bits, worm memory stores actions, and its bit configuration is meaningless. This is meant also for real worms which lack brains. Their memories are stored in their processes, called here Wisdom of the Body (WOB). Humans are endowed also with a brain, which stores images, and structure. Yet their major memory bulk is in the WOB and never reaches consciousness..

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