Project: atomswarm / Metabolic Constants
Processing swarm classes with genetic and metabolic extensions.
This set of constants are indices within an agent's
array which contains the levels of each of a number of virtual hormones,
Values are floats ranging across [-1..1].
|H_SEROTONIN||Increases during 'day' cycles; decreases during 'night' cycles, and as a result of hunger. Causes a greater social attraction towards other agents.|
|H_MELATONIN||Increases during 'night' cycles; decreases during 'day' cycles. Causes sluggishness of movement.|
|H_TESTOSTERONE||Increases with age and crowdedness; decreases upon giving birth. Causes an increase in the likelihood of reproduction.|
|H_LEPTIN||Increases upon eating 'food' deposits; decreases steadily at all other times. Signifies how well-fed an agent is, and causes downwards regulation of serotonin when depleted, plus greater attraction to food deposits.|
|H_ADRENALINE||Increases with overcrowding; decreases as a result of internal regulation over time. Causes a greater rate and erraticness of movement.|