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

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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

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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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New Pressure-Sensitive Electronic Skin Will Give Robots the Sense of Touch

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Touch was thought to be the most difficult sense to replicate.

Robotics has made tremendous strides in replicating the senses of sight and sound, but smell and taste are still lagging behind, and touch was thought to be the most difficult of them all…until new pressure-sensitive electronic skin came along.

 

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Girls Have Finer Sense of Taste Than Boys, But Boys Have A Sweeter Tooth

Girls Have Finer Sense of Taste Than Boys, But Boys Have A Sweeter Tooth 

Boys have a sweeter tooth than girls

On average boys need 10 per cent more sourness and 20 per cent more sweetness in their grub to recognise how tasty it is.  However, boys prefer wild and extreme tastes compared to the muted flavours favoured by girls, the figures revealed.

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A Camera for the Blind

A Camera for the Blind

 Amazing concept for “remembering” with the other senses

When we think of cameras, we think of recording bouncing photons off mirrors. So how would a visually impaired person use this? This camera records sounds and displays imagery via 3D embossing allowing the person to relive the moment by two other senses, hearing and touch.

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