Do Plants Have Consciousness…The Answer May Surprise You!

 

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 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

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. SoundEagle says:

    Well done! Thank you for asking the question “Do Plants Have Consciousness”. I have also asked another question about plants with a very special post at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/do-plants-and-insects-coevolve/

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    1. mindbodyandsoul1010 says:

      Thank you! I will be sure to read the article as I am sure there will be some useful information to share. Consciousness on all levels is such an interesting topic.

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      1. SoundEagle says:

        You are very welcome! Another slightly different version of this very long and detailed article can be found at one of my other websites:
        https://queenslandorchid.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/do-plants-and-insects-coevolve/

        Happy February to you!

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      2. mindbodyandsoul1010 says:

        Awesome! Happy February to you as well! 🙂

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      3. mindbodyandsoul1010 says:

        Wow!! I just browsed the article. I have a new obsession. I don’t even know where to begin. Such a fitting representation of the nature of creation. Thank you!!

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      4. SoundEagle says:

        Thank you. You are very welcome to leave your comment or feedback at the comment section of the article, and join the conversations there. 🙂

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      5. mindbodyandsoul1010 says:

        I really enjoyed the article. I love the fact that we can learn much about ourselves from the study of nature. You mentioned “Each party in a coevolutionary relationship exerts selective pressures on the other, thereby affecting each other’s evolution”.… – Sounds like the dynamic of human relationships! – 🙂

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      6. SoundEagle says:

        I am delighted by your interest in the article. Please kindly copy and paste your previous comment(s) to the article as your feedback or acknowledgement. Thank you in anticipation. 🙂

        May you enjoy the coming weekend soon!

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      7. mindbodyandsoul1010 says:

        Sure thing! Thank you! I look forward to reading more interesting topics on your blog. Have a great weekend as well.

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      8. SoundEagle says:

        So far, there are two articles published later than the one about coevolution. These two articles are also very long and dynamically presented. For your convenience, you can reach them at the following:

        https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/the-quotation-fallacy/

        https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/optical-illusions/

        Please enjoy to your heart’s content! 🙂

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