Plants react emotionally
According to recent scientific studies some plants show emotional reactions and although they have no nervous system are able to transmit signals by other ways. In order to prove that hypothesis a group of scientists selected a healthy specimen of Mimosa Pudica plant known to react to hand touch by closing it`s leaves and filmed the plant reaction to various stimuli. It is remarkable that when the researches covered the plant with a glass jar big enough to exclude air and inside the jar besides the plant they put a small quantity of chloroform which is used by anesthesiologists to induce deep sleep during surgeries and left the plant to stay together with it under the closed jar for a while, the plant temporary stopped closing it`s leaves upon touch. This is extremely amazing finding since the mimosa does not have nervous system and should have not suffered from the effects of chloroform as do the other organisms who have evolved nervous system.
This finding strange as it is, seems is not the only interesting discovery concerning plants.
The same and many other teams of scientists and ordinary enthusiasts subjected the plants to words expressing anger,threats and other negative emotions or even act of physical violence like breaking leaves of one plant and by means of polygraph recorded very fast reaction of the other plant. This, concluded the scientists can mean only that the plants are far more sensitive creatures than it was previously thought since they are able to feel stimuli and simulate reaction similar to human and animal emotional stress.
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