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Plants 'can think and remember'

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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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Plants are able to "remember" and "react" to information contained in light, according to researchers.

Plants, scientists say, transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf in a very similar way to our own nervous systems.

These "electro-chemical signals" are carried by cells that act as "nerves" of the plants.In their experiment, the scientists showed that light shone on to one leaf caused the whole plant to respond.

And the response, which took the form of light-induced chemical reactions in the leaves, continued in the dark.

This showed, they said, that the plant "remembered" the information encoded in light.

"We shone the light only on the bottom of the plant and we observed changes in the upper part," explained Professor Stanislaw Karpinski from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland, who led this research.

He presented the findings at the Society for Experimental Biology's annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.
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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 05:33 AM
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Fascinating! Plants are amazing!
Two books you might enjoy, if you haven't already read them:
The Secret Life of Plants - Peter Tomkins and Christopher Bird
Supernature - Lyall Watson
They are two of my favourites, I read them over and over and try and get as many friends as possible to read them.
Eye opening information for anyone just starting out on their plant discovery!
S&F

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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 05:41 AM
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Interesting thread thanks. However this information is quite old to those that grow plants, apart from the link to the pathogen resistance.

Some farmers use different coloured plastic sheeting to encourage different type of growth. For example, red light on the underside of leaves causes the plant to 'bush' out.

Here is a 1998 link from NewScientist Unfortunately you have to be a subscriber to read the whole article.


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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 06:12 AM
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Yes, i remember reading about the red plastic around the base of plants causing them to bush out.

It has something to do with a plant's ability to 'sense' other plants around it.

It somehow triggers a bushy growth response, if the plant 'thinks' there are other plants nearby that will be in competition for resources with it, so it bushes out in an attempt to 'claim' more growing space, and hence, greater resources.

Clever eh?



posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 06:44 AM
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Thx for the books



posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 08:15 AM
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thanks for this post, makes me believe there's something to my idea of somehow integrating our data into plants if and when the singularity comes about. the thing about the singularity is that if we're finally able to backup and upload our personalities into the metasphere, who's gonna handle the maintenance of the infrastructure that contains all the data that comprises the metasphere? what i came up with was the idea that instead of storing our data in computers as we do now, humans in the future might be able to store their data on to plants.

*shrugs*

don't know if this is making any sense to y'all, but thanks anyway.



posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 09:55 AM
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it sounds to me like the movie avatar?



posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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I grow sunflowwers every year. The big heads follow the sun from horizion to horizion.



posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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in a way it does, but the thing about the movie is they evolved that way. meaning, their entire ecosystem is structured to interact with plants. with us, we'll have to slog our way and learn how to integrate our consciousness with storage devices and we're barely able to store our memories on to computers yet.



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by toreishi
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... we're barely able to store our memories on to computers yet.


but we're getting there.




Sensor-studded clothing worn by a soldier tracks his movements and vital signs. A disposable electrocardiogram machine the size of a Band-Aid monitors a heart patient. A cellphone is implanted in a tooth. Scientists and engineers are trying to develop such “embedded” devices: miniature electronics that plug people into computer and communication networks.


Power from the people



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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"Scientists" need to look at spirituality and the fact that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself.

Just look at them getting all giddy and proclaiming that they cannot belief there is life below deep ice caps.


Magic = science that hasn't been explained yet.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:58 PM
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Good timing at finding this thread. Plants are fascinating.
I've been taking care of a particular plant for about an year now.
It loves music- classical more specific -
Yesss- (I admit- I'd even laugh at myself in the past for writing that). lol
But it's true.


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posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by wiser3
Fascinating! Plants are amazing!
Two books you might enjoy, if you haven't already read them:
The Secret Life of Plants - Peter Tomkins and Christopher Bird
Supernature - Lyall Watson
They are two of my favourites, I read them over and over and try and get as many friends as possible to read them.
Eye opening information for anyone just starting out on their plant discovery!


They are both great books and I also have read them over and over, you may want to add another book by Peter Tompkins & Christopher Bird called Secrets Of The Soil

Also Perelandra by Macharlle Wright


www.perelandra-ltd.com...




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