Electrical Experiments With Plants That Count And Communicate

Electrical Experiments With Plants That Count And Communicate

Electrical Experiments With Plants That Count And Communicate

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.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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