Experience teaches plants to learn faster and forget slower in environments where it matters

@article{Gagliano2013ExperienceTP,
  title={Experience teaches plants to learn faster and forget slower in environments where it matters},
  author={Monica Gagliano and Michael Renton and Martial Depczynski and Stefano Mancuso},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={175},
  pages={63-72}
}
Abstract The nervous system of animals serves the acquisition, memorization and recollection of information. Like animals, plants also acquire a huge amount of information from their environment, yet their capacity to memorize and organize learned behavioral responses has not been demonstrated. In Mimosa pudica—the sensitive plant—the defensive leaf-folding behaviour in response to repeated physical disturbance exhibits clear habituation, suggesting some elementary form of learning. Applying… Expand
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