It may be very difficult to believe, but … Plants have intelligence and it is believed that they also have a memory and can also respond to certain stimuli. They don't have a nervous system, but they do have nerve extensions. We could say that the flora is practically unknown to science.
99% of life on planet Earth consists of plants and we only know 10% of this universe. Countless species are discovered and identified every day. We know that they are born, grow, reproduce, feed, even sleep and die. But there are many things we still need to know about them.
What is plant neurobiology?
Scientists who are investigating the truth of the matter have started studies to check whether the theory of plant thinking is possible or not. The entire topic on this topic is summarized under the name Plant Neurobiology. It is a science that is not accepted by many biologists, but is defended by so many others.
The scientific author of these studies is Stefano Mancuso, professor at the University of Florence and has an outstanding position in this area. We already know that plants have families. We can add that they recognize the proximity of specimens of the same species.
Therefore, there is no competition for natural resources if a tree has the same species as its neighbor. On the contrary, they communicate underground through the roots. They even warn plants that are far from what is happening in the environment.
For example, a decade ago a large number of antelopes were introduced in Botswana, a republic in southern Africa; his favorite food was acacia. After a few weeks, many specimens died for no apparent reason.
Subsequent studies show that acacias increased the tannin concentration in their leaves to such an extent that they became toxic to these animals. Plants killed thousands of specimens. In short, plants have a communication system.
The flora uses the visit of insects and animals
Plants manipulate animals. It has been shown that a lemon or orange tree works differently depending on the insect that visits it. When the insect carries a lot of pollen, the tree increases the dose of caffeine in the nectar to activate the insect's brain and reminds the plant to return there. If the insect has little pollen, the tree does not provide the caffeine with additional nectar. The system makes the decision.
Mancuso confirms that plants don't have a brain, but a different kind of intelligence. They have a memory to remember what helps them or what hurts them. You can hear noises and also make noises.
Technology makes it easy to analyze and study
The technology enables scientists to access devices that can be used to record and test plant theory and theories. One device that helps to deepen knowledge about the flora is, for example, the fast camera.
Today's mobile devices offer this technology and make it easy to use. Thanks to this, a sequence of recordings can be used to observe how plants move and even move during a certain period of time.
Do you think that can be so? Would you like to learn more about plants and their secrets? Singing to them and getting them to listen to good music because it's supposed to benefit them.