Monica Gagliano—The Fascinating Conscious Lives of Plants Goes Well Beyond Our Imagination
We're all part of this greater consciousness. How does that extend to nature? Initially interested in plant communication Dr. Gagliano discovers that plants are aware and behave in ways we never imagined. Plants are capable of memory, stimulus response, learning experience and awareness of environment. "I can certainly tell you that Mimosa Pudica can remember for at least a month." Is a brain critical for any form of cognition? "We have evidence to the contrary. I feel it's a very superficial take on what's happening. No it [cognition] doesn't arise from any brain or neuron. It is the brain and neuron who are informed by cognition."