SEMINAR: Animal-like learning in plants
| Animal-like learning in plants : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series.
Scientists have wondered for some time whether plants, like animals, can truly learn from the past and adjust their future behavior appropriately.
We adopted the same approach used in studies of animal learning and memory and put the sensitive plant Mimosa to the test.
We found that plants too can learn, and rapidly, when circumstances demand it, but most importantly they remember what has been learnt for several weeks (at the very least). These findings demonstrate that memory is not property special to organisms with a nervous system, inviting us to re-examine the fundamental mechanisms shaping behavior across living systems.
PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.
Dr Monica Gagliano Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow Centre for Evolutionary Biology | School of Animal Biology (M092) The University of Western Australia
Blakers Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Mathematics Building, The University of Western Australia
: 6488 7565
Wed, 07 May 2014 16:00
Wed, 07 May 2014 17:00
Askale Abebe <[email protected]>
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:29
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