Plant intelligence

@article{Trewavas2005PlantI,
  title={Plant intelligence},
  author={A. Trewavas},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2005},
  volume={92},
  pages={401-413}
}
Intelligent behavior is a complex adaptive phenomenon that has evolved to enable organisms to deal with variable environmental circumstances. Maximizing fitness requires skill in foraging for necessary resources (food) in competitive circumstances and is probably the activity in which intelligent behavior is most easily seen. Biologists suggest that intelligence encompasses the characteristics of detailed sensory perception, information processing, learning, memory, choice, optimisation of… Expand
Green plants as intelligent organisms.
  • A. Trewavas
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in plant science
  • 2005
TLDR
Whether plants have a capacity to solve problems and, therefore, could be classified as intelligent organisms is assessed and it is concluded that plants exhibit the simple forms of behaviour that neuroscientists describe as basic intelligence. Expand
OBSERVATIONS AND STUDIES ON THE INTELLIGENCE OF PLANTS
Intelligence is the ability to solve problems and plants are amazingly good in solving their problems. Each choice a plant makes is based on a type of mathematical calculation. The bottom of theExpand
Plant behaviour and communication.
  • R. Karban
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology letters
  • 2008
TLDR
Recent findings challenge the notion that plant behaviours are simpler than those of animals by revealing high levels of sophistication previously thought to be within the sole domain of animal behaviour. Expand
What is plant behaviour?
  • A. Trewavas
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant, cell & environment
  • 2009
TLDR
It is suggested that intelligent assessments that involve the whole plant are essential to optimize these adaptive capabilities, and Informational terminology provides a suitable way of incorporating the concepts of learning, memory and intelligence into plant behaviour. Expand
Epigenetic Memory as a Basis for Intelligent Behavior in Clonal Plants
TLDR
It is hypothesized that more faithful inheritance of epigenetic information in clonal plants, in conjunction with information exchange and coordination between connected ramets, is likely to enable especially advanced intelligent behavior in this group. Expand
Plant intelligence
TLDR
A criterion for eliminating false candidates of possible plant intelligence phenomena in this stricter sense is proposed: an “intelligent” behavior must involve a component that can be approximated by a plausible algorithmic model involving recourse to stored information about past states of the individual or its environment. Expand
Plants: Adaptive behavior, root-brains, and minimal cognition
TLDR
It is concluded that plants are minimally cognitive, and some of the implications and challenges that plant intelligence provide for the study of adaptive behavior and embodied cognitive science more generally are discussed. Expand
Predicting green: really radical (plant) predictive processing
TLDR
The aim of the article is to assess the prospects of a radical predictive processing story that would follow naturally from the free-energy principle for biological systems; an approach that may ultimately bear upon the understanding of life and cognition more broadly. Expand
A modular concept of plant foraging behaviour: the interplay between local responses and systemic control.
TLDR
A conceptual model is presented to illustrate how plant foraging behaviour is achieved through these processes acting in concert, from the signal reception through signal transduction to morphological or physiological response. Expand
Plant behavioural ecology: dynamic plasticity in secondary metabolites.
TLDR
This work describes a wealth of information on the induction of various plant biochemical responses to environmental stimuli but found a limited body of literature on the reversibility of induced biochemical responses. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 152 REFERENCES
Green plants as intelligent organisms.
  • A. Trewavas
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in plant science
  • 2005
TLDR
Whether plants have a capacity to solve problems and, therefore, could be classified as intelligent organisms is assessed and it is concluded that plants exhibit the simple forms of behaviour that neuroscientists describe as basic intelligence. Expand
Aspects of plant intelligence.
TLDR
To commence use of the term intelligence with regard to plant behaviour will lead to a better understanding of the complexity of plant signal transduction and the discrimination and sensitivity with which plants construct images of their environment, and raises critical questions concerning how plants compute responses at the whole-plant level. Expand
Evidence for complex, collective dynamics and emergent, distributed computation in plants
TLDR
Using sequences of chlorophyll fluorescence images from leaves of Xanthium strumarium L. (cocklebur), spatial and temporal correlations in stomatal dynamics are quantified and are consistent with the proposition that a plant solves its optimal gas exchange problem through an emergent, distributed computation performed by its leaves. Expand
The First Law of Psychology is the Second Law of Thermodynamics: The Energetic Evolutionary Model of the Mind and the Generation of Human Psychological Phenomena
Entropy is the primary adaptive problem that life forms must solve; consequently, evolutionary processes have crafted intelligence systems that are fundamentally designed to acquire, manage andExpand
Evolutionary Significance of Phenotypic Plasticity in Plants
TLDR
This chapter focuses on evolutionary significance of phenotypic plasticity in plants, indicating that adaptation by plasticity is a widespread and important phenomenon in plants and has evolved differently in different species. Expand
The ecological significance of plasticity.
TLDR
It is suggested that plasticity is of vital importance in resource acquisition by plants and is part of the foraging mechanisms which project new leaves and roots into the resource-rich zones of the constantly changing environmental mosaic created by the activity of competing plants. Expand
Aspects of plant intelligence: an answer to Firn.
TLDR
Viewing plants as expressing intelligent behaviour should lead to better understanding of their ecological success and indicate experiments to test the basic concept. Expand
Resource allocation under poor growth conditions. A major role for growth substances in developmental plasticity.
  • A. Trewavas
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Symposia of the Society for Experimental Biology
  • 1986
This article argues that the basic function for growth substance is resource allocation under poor growth conditions. The following scheme is suggested. Plants in the wild frequently suffer a paucityExpand
A Spatially Explicit Test of Foraging Behavior in a Clonal Plant
TLDR
Empirically calculated diffusion models indicate that habitat complexity has considerable impact on the long—term expansion of clones: only in the heterogeneous treatment did clones expand less rapidly in favorable habitat than they did in unfavorable habitat. Expand
Morphological plasticity in clonal plants: the foraging concept reconsidered.
TLDR
It is suggested that it is the highly plastic changes in the morphology of individual ramets that enable effective exploitation of local concentrations of essential resources once they have been located. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...