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Stefano Mancuso:
The roots of plant intelligence

TEDGlobal 2010 · 13:50 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence
13:50 · Filmed July 2010 at TEDGlobal 2010 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities ... But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence.

Plant neurobiologist
Stefano Mancuso is a founder of the study of plant neurobiology, which explores signaling and communication at all levels of biological organization, from genetics to molecules, cells and ecological communities. Full bio
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