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    Scientists discover plants that can learn and remember

    Post  mudra on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:29 pm

    Scientists discover plants that can learn and remember



    New research from a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia will change the way you think about the difference between plants and animals. Mimosa pundica plants, they found, can learn and remember, despite not having a brain. Those active little fern-like things always did seem sort of smart, though, didn’t they?

    With a name that literally means “shy,” the Mimosa pundica is a particularly unique piece of flora, as it responds to touch by folding inward to protect itself from predators. Wondering if this was just a straightforward reflex, the Australian researchers rigged up an apparatus that would drop water on the plant in both high- and low-light environments. Much to their surprise, they found that the plant stopped opening and closing once it learned that the drops weren’t harmful. More impressively, the plants remembered that lesson several weeks after the initial training.

    read on:  Arrow http://themindunleashed.org/2014/01/scientists-discover-plants-can-learn-remember.html

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    Post  mudra on Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:06 am

    What Plants Talk About

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7MOe5clOtI#t=35


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    Post  mudra on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:30 am

    What do plants sound like? Wilder Quarterly Presents Mileece at The Museum Of Modern Art

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF3CTvh6y-E


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    Post  mudra on Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:27 pm

    In The Mind Of Plants - Documentary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYgIbeV45Wo


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    BBC How Plants Communicate & Think

    Post  B.B.Baghor on Mon May 04, 2015 7:46 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-4w5xYLwiU


    I'm so in love with the trees, beginning to feel their presence more, in love with nature in general.
    It's as if a door opens, connecting with the elements. I think only on my side the door was closed,
    for a while Wink I am so grateful for plants, they are our providers for air to breath. In Holland and in the UK,
    they show such abundance and lushness now. At home, today, after my trip to the UK, I find many
    little birds feeding and the pigeons, a bit confused finding an empty swimming pool Cheerful
    I'm going to fill it up and be off for a springtime walk along the canals. Glorious sunshine today
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    Post  mudra on Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:03 am



    Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of fungi
       
    It's an information superhighway that speeds up interactions between a large, diverse population of individuals. It allows individuals who may be widely separated to communicate and help each other out. But it also allows them to commit new forms of crime.

    No, we're not talking about the internet, we're talking about fungi. While mushrooms might be the most familiar part of a fungus, most of their bodies are made up of a mass of thin threads, known as a mycelium. We now know that these threads act as a kind of underground internet, linking the roots of different plants. That tree in your garden is probably hooked up to a bush several metres away, thanks to mycelia.

    The more we learn about these underground networks, the more our ideas about plants have to change. They aren't just sitting there quietly growing. By linking to the fungal network they can help out their neighbours by sharing nutrients and information – or sabotage unwelcome plants by spreading toxic chemicals through the network. This "wood wide web", it turns out, even has its own version of cybercrime.

    read on: Arrow http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141111-plants-have-a-hidden-internet?ocid=fbert

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    Post  mudra on Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:40 am

    Carnivorous Plants Communicate with Bats



    A large, meat-eating pitcher plant in Borneo has evolved a unique way to communicate with bats that it hopes to attract.

    The plant, Nepenthes hemsleyana, communicates via special structures that reflect the bats’ ultrasonic calls right back to the flying mammals, according to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology.

    “With these structures, the plants are able to acoustically stand out from their environments so that bats can easily find them,” co-author Michael Schöner of Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald in Germany said in a press release.

    It’s National Bat Appreciation Day: Photos

    “Moreover,” he continued, “the bats are clearly able to distinguish their plant partner from other plants that are similar in shape, but lack the conspicuous reflector.”

    Schöner, senior author Gerald Kerth, and their colleagues determined that the bats poop in and around the plants, keeping the latter well fertilized with their droppings.

    Once the bats find the plants, they settle in towards the top — away from the plant’s deadly digestive liquids — and enjoy a cool place to roost. The seemingly clever plants get something out of the deal too.

    It was that discovery that led to the study on the ultrasound communication in the first place, as the researchers wondered how the carnivorous plants were so successful at grabbing the attention of bats flying by.

    Suspecting that echolocation was involved, the scientists used an artificial biomimetic bat head that emits and records ultrasounds to test the pitcher plant’s acoustic reflectivity from different positions and angles. The experiments uncovered a strong echo reflection from the plant’s back walls, where the shape works perfectly as an effective reflector.

    Subsequent behavioral experiments showed that the bats respond to those sounds echoed back to them from the plants. Bats were better at finding partially hidden pitcher plants when their reflectors were intact than when the reflector had been reduced. The bats also chose pitcher plants more often as the best places to roost when the reflector had not been reduced.

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    The study answers a longstanding question about these particular plants: Why don’t they feast on many insects versus what other pitcher plants do? As it turns out, they don’t have to, given all of the nutrient-rich bat poop nearby. The study further adds to the growing body of research showing that plants can solve complex problems without having a brain.
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    Re: Scientists discover plants that can learn and remember

    Post  mudra on Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:15 pm

    The Unbelievable Intelligence of Plants - Documentary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3OS4VYE6yc


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    Post  NANUXII on Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:59 pm

    I really like this thread !

    Have you seen Cleve Baxters video ?

    I have always maintained that Water and Plants are the most sentient and intelligent forms of life on this planet , then come animals , algae , cockroaches and other insects then humans. In that order :0)

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    Post  mudra on Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:52 pm

    NANUXII wrote:I really like this thread !  

    Have you seen Cleve Baxters video ?  

    I have always maintained that Water and Plants are the most sentient and intelligent forms of life on this planet , then come animals , algae , cockroaches and other insects then humans.  In that order :0)

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    Yes I have seen Baxter's videos and do possess the book " The secret life of plants " in which his experiments with plants are described.


    I hold a similar view to yours ŕegarding sentience on this planet Nanu and how humans are at the bottom rung of the ladder despite being told otherwise.
    I have had profound connection with a tree I used to visit often and learned some fabulous things from him. And flowers have always had the power to make me feel at home since early childhood.

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    mudra wrote:
    NANUXII wrote:I really like this thread !  

    Have you seen Cleve Baxters video ?  

    I have always maintained that Water and Plants are the most sentient and intelligent forms of life on this planet , then come animals , algae , cockroaches and other insects then humans.  In that order :0)

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    Yes I have seen Baxter's videos and do possess the book " The secret life of plants " in which his experiments with plants are described.


    I hold a similar view to yours ŕegarding sentience on this planet Nanu and how humans are at the bottom rung of the ladder despite being told otherwise.
    I have had profound connection with a tree I used to visit often and learned some fabulous things from him. And flowers have always had the power to make me feel at home since early childhood.

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    He sounds wonderful :0) have you ever tried to connect physically with him ?

    i learned a technique when i was young , taught to me ... if you connect the tips of your fingers to the ends of his leaves or branches or if he has nettles let the tips of your fingers connect gently to them. Then you say to him something nice like " hello my friend , may i connect with you " then breathe in his energy through you mouth but feel the energy come into your fingers , the deeper you breathe in the more his energy fills your body , let the energy flow back out through your feet into the earth.

    its an amazing thing to connect with nature ... it has such an abundance of love and beauty.

    oh and knowledge.


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    Post  mudra on Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:34 am

    NANUXII wrote:
    He sounds wonderful :0)   have you ever tried to connect physically with him ?    

    i learned a technique when i was young , taught to me ...  if you connect the tips of your fingers to the ends of his leaves or branches or if he has nettles let the tips of your fingers connect gently to them. Then you say to him something nice like " hello my friend , may i connect with you "  then breathe in his energy through you mouth but feel the energy come into your fingers , the deeper you breathe in the more his energy fills your body , let the energy flow back out through your feet into the earth.

    its an amazing thing to connect with nature ... it has such an abundance of love and beauty.

    oh and knowledge.


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    Such a nice technique Nanu. So gentle and respectful.I like it :) Someone wise taught you.

    The connection I have had with Whisper, the name I gave him, was on all levels I would say : body, mind and spirit.
    I would ground by sitting with my back on his trunk by all seasons and listen.

    If nature was absent on this planet I never would have entered the game.

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