Professor Stefano Mancuso often starts his talks with a slide and asks, “What do you see?” The slide is simple: a meadow surrounded by trees. The response? Almost always, “nothing”. Then he shows same meadow with two deer. “Now what do you see?” The public cries, “deer!” That “nothing” is the base of one ofContinue Reading Plant Blindness, Working on a Cure
Before a gathering of people in Finland, I was asked to describe one thing I have learned from the plant world that has profoundly transformed my life. I looked across the room to asses from the faces just how much of my personal journey to reveal. Most of my life is public, but some parts are still a work in progress.
Reality is Created with Active Participation You Make Research Happen About a month ago, I asked for advice on how to get a computer for our research study. In the months of planning, the one need we couldn’t seem to fill had been a computer and related hardware/software for the data. Using our ownContinue Reading How Your Participation Creates Research
What is the impact we have on the planet and the profound effect that our actions have on the plant world? In order to answer this we need to establish a new relationship based on mutual recognition that would require us to redefine the very nature of our relationships with objects and the materials they are made of.
When I first heard about Stefano Mancuso from the University of Florence and Plant Neurobiology, I had to know everything. If you have followed the development of this branch of science, you will know that its definition is controversial even today. The most complete description I have found of this emerging science is