Mr Smarty Plants with Dr Liz Van Volkenburgh

Have you ever looked at plant and wondered if maybe, just maybe, it might be smarter than you? No? Well, okay, maybe not smarter than you, but perhaps just “smart”? In this episode, we sit down to talk to Dr Liz Van Volkenburgh of the University of Washington to talk plant intelligence in what quickly becomes a brainy, foggy nebulus of sorts full of semantics, word-talk, and things that will make your mind question….your mind. This episode is a bit of a longer one, so we cut the ads, cut a bunch of the extras, and cut the music as to not distract from the overarching question. We hope you enjoy, and that you leave this episode with a since of wonder and curiosity.

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Oh, and here’s a ton of internet reading on the topic for your leisure…if that’s your kind of thing…

https://www.livescience.com/5793-plants-recognize-rivals-fight-play-nice-siblings.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/29/science/29obs-plants.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/29/science/29obs-plants.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4814444/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/biocentrism/201703/are-plants-aware
https://www.npr.org/2019/08/25/753208704/shhhhh-listen-closely-your-plants-might-be-talking?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&fbclid=IwAR0Wjplq0SoBOcri25K9zi9D8n92DduO3-GHTs3P022jN7BCU3F4glnBWCE

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