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A lobed leaf next to a rounded leaf, both from the same Boquila trifoliolata vine
Can Plants See? In the Wake of a Controversial Study, the Answer’s Still Unclear
A tiny pilot study found that so-called chameleon vines mimicked plastic leaves, but experts say poor study design and conflicts of interest undermine the report.
Can Plants See? In the Wake of a Controversial Study, the Answer’s Still Unclear
Can Plants See? In the Wake of a Controversial Study, the Answer’s Still Unclear

A tiny pilot study found that so-called chameleon vines mimicked plastic leaves, but experts say poor study design and conflicts of interest undermine the report.

A tiny pilot study found that so-called chameleon vines mimicked plastic leaves, but experts say poor study design and conflicts of interest undermine the report.

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Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 5, 2019 | 3 min read
Researchers push back against those who work in the field of plant neurobiology and claim plants can learn and have a form of consciousness.
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 13, 2017 | 4 min read
A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.
Can Plants Learn to Associate Stimuli with Reward?
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017 | 4 min read
A group of pea plants has displayed a sensitivity to environmental cues that resembles associative learning in animals.
Plant Whisperer
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2017 | 1 min read
Meet Monica Gagliano, the biologist who studies sound production and reception in plants and whose work with associative learning in plants is making waves in botanical circles.
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