Enoki mushrooms next to tree trunk covered in moss
Can Mushrooms “Talk” to Each Other?
Forest floor-dwelling fungi can send one another electrical signals to form word-like clusters, according to a computer scientist, but whether that represents something akin to language isn’t clear.
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Can Mushrooms “Talk” to Each Other?
Can Mushrooms “Talk” to Each Other?

Forest floor-dwelling fungi can send one another electrical signals to form word-like clusters, according to a computer scientist, but whether that represents something akin to language isn’t clear.

Forest floor-dwelling fungi can send one another electrical signals to form word-like clusters, according to a computer scientist, but whether that represents something akin to language isn’t clear.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, 1111IESPDJ

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