New discovery indicates that vegetation may have some 'human' traits.

A team of scientists led by Professor Stanislaw Karpinski from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland have discovered that just like humans, plants too have the ability to think and remember. In a series of experiments, scientists showed that plants transmit information of light intensity from one leaf to another through its cells, just like the nerves of our nervous system do.

To show that plants remember information, scientists exposed a leaf to light which caused the whole plant to respond in the form of chemical reactions in all the leaves. And when the light was off, the plant still continued to have reactions in its leaves, suggesting that it remembered all the information encoded in light.

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