Plants can see, smell, feel and remember but can they think?


Are plants aware?

Are plants aware?  In the new book, ‘What a Plant Knows,” Daniel Chamovitz argues that a plant can see, smell and feel.  It can mount a defense when under siege, and warn its neighbors of trouble on the way. A plant can even be said to have a memory. But does this mean that plants think — or that one can speak of a “neuroscience” of the flower? Chamovitz answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook.

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Smells can trigger powerful emotional memories: study


The “Proustian phenomenon” proposes that distinctive smells have more power than any other sense to help us recall distant memories.

A new study shows smells can transport us back to powerful and emotional memories from the past more effectively than sounds, supporting a theory by Marcel Proust.

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