Plants have noteworthy abilities to sense and react to the world. In fact, the Mimosa pudica and the Venus flytrap are both capable of rapid movement. The mimosa plant (also known as the tickle me plant), makes its leaves point down at the slightest touch while the carnivorous Venus flytrap snaps shut by the slightest touch of insects.
Plants Hear, Taste and More!
In addition to hearing and taste, plants can sense gravity, the presence of water, or even feel that an obstruction is in the way of its roots, (before) coming into contact with it. Plant roots will shift direction, to avoid obstacles.
Plants can be anesthetized and return the favor …
Plants can be put out with a human anesthetic. And not only that, they return the favor by producing their own compounds that are an anesthetic to us.
How Do Plants Feel?
Plants do not have nerve cells like humans, but they do have a system for sending electrical signals and even produce neurotransmitters, like dopamine, serotonin and other chemicals the human brain uses to send signals.
Plants Conscious but not Self Conscious
Some plant neurobiologists believe that plants are conscious — not self-conscious, but conscious in the sense they know where they are in space … and react appropriately to their position in space.” The line between plants and animals might be shorter than we once thought! To see the full story click here