Theory of Computing Systems

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 223–229 | Cite as

Reaction-diffusion automata: Three states implies universality

  • E. Goles
  • M. Matamala


In this paper we study the class of reaction-diffusion automaton with three states (3-RDA). Namely, we prove that the dynamical behavior of a given neural network can be simulated by a 3-RDA. Since arbitrary neural networks may simulate Turing machines, the class of all 3-RDA is universal.


Neural Network Forest Fire Turing Machine Discrete Dynamical System Logical Calculus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Goles
    • 1
  • M. Matamala
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingenería Matemática, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y MatemáticasUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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