Do Plants Think?
Scientist Daniel Chamovitz unveils the surprising world of plants that see, feel, smell—and remember
June 5, 2012 | 18|
Daniel Chamowitz Image: Alan Chapelski
How aware are plants? This is the central question behind a fascinating new book, “What a Plant Knows,” by Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University. A plant, he argues, can see, smell and feel. It can mount a defense when under siege, and warn its neighbors of trouble on the way. A plant can even be said to have a memory. But does this mean that plants think — or that one can speak of a “neuroscience” of the flower? Chamovitz answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook.
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