Senseocyte

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The Senseocyte is a cell type unlocked after completing the challenge "Friction". It senses stimuli from the enviroment.

Description

This cell has short hair-like extentions around it and 6 shapes similar to seeds inside, around the nucleus.

It has the ability to detect color from other cells and the smell of food; and produce Signal Substance that cells can take as input.

It's a low consumption cell with an Energy Usage Coefficient of 0.1 ng/h.

Particular Settings

This cell shares its exclusive settings with the Stereocyte.

Smell Type

This determines if this mode will detect either Food Smell, Color Smell, Coated Food Smell, Light Smell, Wall Smell, or Velocity Smell. By default, it will be set to detect Color Smell. If it's set to detect Food, the Color Settings and Color Threshold options will have no effect in this mode's behavior.

The functions of smell type are :

  • Food Smell : Detects food nearby.
  • Color Smell : Detects color of certain cells nearby.
  • Coated Food Smell : Detects coated food nearby.
  • Light Smell : Detects light nearby.
  • Wall Smell : Detects wall nearby.
  • Velocity Smell : Detects and count how fast the speed of cell that collide Senseocyte; and detect the speed of Senseocytes itself.
Output Channel

This determines which of the 4 signals will be produced by this mode. The options are S1, S2, S3 and S4. These substances behave exactly the same and the only difference is that any mode can only be programmed to depend on/produce one signal substance, meaning that if other type is present inside of it, it won't have an effect. This allows organisms to have different channels of signals inside of it that perform without altering each other.

Output

This sets the amount of Signal Substance that this mode will produce when it senses the smell of what is programmed to smell.

Note that this value can be negative. Negative values will subtract and maybe cancel out with positive signals and will strengthen negative signals (of the same channel. So S1 will only cancel out or increase with other S1), while positive signals strengthen positive signals.

This value will be different proportionally to the intensity of the 'smell'. If it senses alot of color, or lots of food, it will output more Signal than if the presence of the simuli is smaller.

Color Settings

This set of values determine which color this mode will detect.

Color Threshold

This sets how much different can a color from a foreign cell can be from the one specified above and still be detected.

Note: The default threshold is 0, which makes the mode detect no color whatsoever. To make it actually detect something, it needs to be changed a bit.


Trivia

  • The Senseocyte is basically a Neurocyte that has 9 sets of hair extentions.