Can Plants Have the Basic Senses?
The new research has shown that plants may have consciousness. Some modern ultra-sensitive devices have been able to detect that plants distinguish people, they are sensitive to music, have memory, and respond to strong emotions such as hatred and love. It is also believed that plants can feel pain, joy, or even fear.
Classical Music or Heavy Metal
The research has shown that plants are quite sentimental, and they accepted the Indian music when they have turned the leaves toward the speakers. The same effect was noticed when the classical music of Bach was turned on. However, the plants were turning the leaves down or trying to close the blossoms while the heavy metal music was on. It means they did not like it. Also, in this case, the plants become more demanding of watering.
More than thirty years ago, the American farmer Dan Karlsson was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records when he grew a purple passion flower as high as 180 cm in height when usually these plants cannot reach more high than a half a meter. What is the secret here? According to the farmer, he turned on the music of Bach and Vivaldi every day for the plant. In addition, the music was chosen, and he used only those songs that were played with the violin. Yet this farmer experimented by using music with sounds reminiscent of bird voices.
Receptors of Vision
Plants are able not just hear the sounds. Many studies have been conducted in various laboratories around the world and they all have confirmed that plants are complex organisms with memory, muscles, nerves, and organs of hearing. Plants suffer from colds, poor digestion, and even get bored. In addition, it can be claimed that plants can see in some way.
A team of researchers at the University of Tübingen managed to find a receptor that might be called analogous to a protein in the human eye that absorbs sunlight. It is thanks to this “eye” that plants can focus on the sun. If you cover the tip of a leaf, the plant will be blind and stop turning to the light.
Plants Remember Bad People
In 1966, Cleve Backster attached a lie detector to the plant to prove that the bio-communication exists. One of his assistants took on the role of torturer, the other was a doctor. The first burned the plant, broke leaves, and branches. Meanwhile, the second one healed the wounds, watered the soil, and was speaking in gentle words. Eventually, the plant began to recognize these men. When a torturer entered the room, the device captures a jump in electronic impulses, which means that the plant seems to flinch, and as soon as the good one entered the room, the plant became calm down, its electronic impulse activity decreased.
Many people were skeptical about this research. However, other research from has confirmed the same results. The English biologist Walton also found out that plants can remember their torturers. In one of his experiments, a scientist asked his assistant to break one of two identical plants in a room. An electronic device was connected to the healthy plant. Later, all the participants of this experiment entered the room and when the “killer” entered, the device showed the different results very suddenly, which means that the plant seemed to flinch in fear.