Can Plants Think?
Find out in our latest video how incredibly intelligent plants really are! Not only can they smell, hear, and touch – they even store memories!
Let’s face facts here. Your plants are probably smarter than you are. Scientists have measured interactions between plant roots (which are interconnected in the soil through mycelium) that are almost identical to the action potentials happening in the human brain. And since the plant roots are interconnected like floral neurons, it is really creating a giant brain that stretches through the soil in all directions When will we realize the plants are really in charge here?
Watch this TED talk from Stefan Mancuso for more info.
I wanted to point out this asapscience video is speaking about plant intelligence and communication through chemical signaling like ethylene and others, which implies plants might be reacting slowly as chemicals diffuse passively from areas of high concentration to areas of low concentration. The action potentials discovered by Stefan Mancuso are electrical signals that are able to transfer information much, much faster. Plants are very aware of their surroundings.