Greg Gage

Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate

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Neuroscientist Greg Gage takes sophisticated equipment used to study the brain out of graduate-level labs and brings them to middle- and high-school classrooms (and, sometimes, to the TED stage.) Prepare to be amazed as he hooks up the Mimosa pudica, a plant whose leaves close when touched, and the Venus flytrap to an EKG to show us how plants use electrical signals to convey information, prompt movement and even count.

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Greg Gage · Neuroscientist

TED Fellow Greg Gage helps kids investigate the neuroscience in their own backyards.

TED Fellow Greg Gage helps kids investigate the neuroscience in their own backyards.