Saturday, July 17, 2010

PLANTS THAT THINK AND MEMORIZE






In The secret life of plants (1974/Editorial Diana/Mexico), Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, lectures widely about reading of thought and extrasensorial perception seemingly developed by plants, the same that carry out photosyntethic processes, synthesizing foods for man and animals. Now, works carried out by Stanislaw Karpinski (Warsaw University of Life Sciences/Poland), suggest that to think and to remember are activities carried out by plants -at least- those of Arabidopsis genre. Leaves would pick up information contained in the light, transmitting it to the whole of the plant, in a similar way to like our nervous system works.

When light impacts on a single leaf, the plant responds to it as a whole. Participate of this reaction a group of cells (bundle sheath cell), true nervous system of plants, present in each leaf. The light induces chemical reactions in leaves, continued even when light disappears. The plant picks up information coded in the light, to respond and to survive in front of changes and environmental streses. The changes depend on the color of the light. The plants use the information contained in the light (biological conputation), to be immunized against illnesses, stimulating protective chemical reactions. Plants exposed to light for one hour resist infections. Without previous light the plant is infected. This way, plants would have specific memory for the light, which is an kind of intelligence.

PLANTS THAT THINK AND MEMORIZE

En La vida secreta de las plantas (1974/Editorial Diana/Mexico), Peter Tompkins y Christopher Bird, disertan extensamente sobre lectura del pensamiento y percepción extrasensorial aparentemente desarrollada por plantas, las que colateralmente realizan procesos fotosíntéticos, sintetizando alimentos para el hombre y animales. Ahora, trabajos realizados por Stanislaw Karpinski (Warsaw University of Life Sciences/Poland), sugieren que pensar y recordar son actividades realizadas por plantas -al menos- del genero Arabidopsis. Las hojas recogerían información contenida en la luz, trasmitiéndola al resto de las planta, de modo similar a como funciona nuestro sistema nervioso.

Cuando la luz incide sobre una sola hoja, la planta responde a ella como un todo. Participan de esta reacción un conjunto de células (bundle sheath cell), verdadero sistema nervioso de las plantas, presentes en cada hoja. La luz induce reacciones químicas en las hojas continuadas cuando la luz desaparece. La planta recoge informacion codificada en la luz, para responder y sobrevivir frente a cambios y streses medioambientales. Los cambios dependen del color de la luz. Las plantas usan la informacion contenida en la luz (computacion biológica), para inmunizarse contra enfermedades, estimulando reacciones quimicas protectoras. Las plantas expuestas a la luz por una hora resisten infecciones. Sin luz previa, la planta se infecta. Asi, las plantas tendrían memoria especifica para la luz, lo cual es una forma de inteligencia.

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