A few years ago I read an intriguing book – the *Secret Life of Plants* by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. It analysed the relationship between humans and plants, exploring the idea that plants may actually be sentient!! Well 37 years on scientists are still exploring these issues with some exciting discoveries!
In this TED talks video, Italian botanist and plant neurobiologist, Stefano Mancuso presents fascinating evidence of the intelligent ways that plants behave and communicate with each other e.g. fighting predators, finding food – showing that they actually have this own form of intelligence. His research continues to change the traditional view of plants as simple organisms, demonstrating that how they form complex ecological communities that can gather, process and share information.