Planta Sapiens by
Plants have impressive abilities: they communicate with one another, manipulate other species, and move in sophisticated ways. However, there is new evidence that plants may actually be sentient. Although plants may not have brains, their microscopic commerce exposes a system not unlike the neuronal networks running through our own bodies. They can learn and remember, possessing an intelligence that allows them to behave in adaptive, flexible, anticipatory, and goal-directed ways. Planta Sapiens shows how we can use tools developed to study animal cognition in a quest to understand plant intelligence.