Scientist Daniel Chamovitz unveils the surprising world of plants that see, feel, smell—and remember
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.
Very interesting! The idea of “Plant Neurobiology” has recently been proposed as serious research; there are even scientific meetings and books on the subject. I wrote a blog post not so long ago if you are interested to know a little more about it… You can find it here.