Panpsychism

By: BenOh | February 24, 2017

Here's a TED talk by Stefano Mancuso on how plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities ... But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence.

Does the Boston fern you're dutifully misting each morning appreciate your care? Or can the spreading oak in your local park take umbrage at the kids climbing its knotted branches? Not likely, says Italian researcher Stefano Mancuso, but that doesn't mean that these same living organisms aren't capable of incredibly sophisticated and dynamic forms of awareness and communication.

From his laboratory near Florence, Mancuso and his team explore how plants communicate, or "signal," with each other, using a complex internal analysis system to find nutrients, spread their species and even defend themselves against predators. Their research continues to transform our view of plants from simple organisms to complex ecological structures and communities that can gather, process and -- most incredibly -- share important information.

Stefano Mancuso is a founder of the study of plant neurobiology, which explores signaling and communication at all levels of biological organization, from genetics to molecules, cells and ecological communities.

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Henry

Posted on : September 07, 2017

I enjoy watching these TED talks. It's always fun for me. Contact the best paper writers at this website.


Sean Plummer

Posted on : June 16, 2017

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Nandu

Posted on : February 24, 2017

Nothing new.
The response of plants to various stimuli was studied by an Indian scientist 100 years back.
Any guesses as to why he failed to make the headlines
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagadish_Chandra_Bose


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