Plants are capable of complex decision-making

Plants are capable of complex decision-making

They might not have brains, but that doesn’t mean they’re dim-witted.

Bryan Nelson

Are plants smarter than we think they are? (Photo: brewbooks/Flickr)

Have you ever had the distinct feeling that your houseplants know more than they’re letting on? Well, your intuition might not be far off.

We already know that plants are capable of learning and adapting to their environment, just like any organism. But a new study out of Tübingen University seems to suggest that plants can do more than just adapt. They can actually make decisions, and fairly complex decisions at that…