Communicable humans and animals, especially animals, are well known to be able to express feelings of joy and pain just like humans. How does a plant that does not have a brain feel this feeling?
Plant, feel the pain?
In general, pain must manifest itself in both sensory and emotional aspects. Of course, humans and animals can experience all of these things, but plants do not have similar abilities. So far no research has been published to prove that plants can feel pain.
Experts also have a negative view of the pain of the plant. Daniel Chamovitz, professor of life sciences at Tel Aviv University in Israel, who has done a lot of research on plants, has also argued that plants do not suffer from subjective pain because they do not have a brain.
But some scientists say plants also have the ability to sense, sense, learn, and remember. Even the ability to respond in a way that is familiar to humans.
Dr. Micheal Pollan, author of 'The Omnivore's Delemma' and 'Botany of Desire', said that plants have a similar structure and that they have all the sensory data they collect in their daily lives. He said he had ways to take it. And that they are integrated and appropriately responded. It is these things that proceed without the brain. He said that to say that brain is necessary to process information is merely the unconscious judgment of humans.
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Mechanism of emotion in plants
Laurie L. Dove has given examples of fresh grass smell to the US information website "How Stuff Works". He said it is pleasant for many people to stay warm, but said the turf is a completely different matter. The smell associated with freshly cut grass is actually a chemical distress signal used by plants. In a word, he explains that he uses this method because it is used to protect himself from everything attacking plants such as landscape equipment and hungry larvae, and because the plant itself is immovable and needs to protect itself from standing still .
Another example of Dove's example is Mimosa. Mimosa is considered a very delicate plant, but when touched it folds the leaves down. Animal biologist Dr Monica Gagliano observed the plant's response by repeatedly dropping Mimosa plants. The plants showed a leaf folding reaction as expected. However, when he dropped for the sixth time, he said he stopped responding as if he had noticed that the stimulus had no meaning.
Instead of the doctor dropping the plant, he grabbed the plant and shook it. He explained that previous stimuli that were dropped could be safely ignored, signaling that the plant has the ability to learn and remember certain situations.
Plants also release toxic chemicals for the purpose of killing enemies. The release of chemicals is intended to chew their leaves and kill the attacking insects, as well as to warn the insects or other nearby plants of danger from potential hazards. Polan said that the plants are afraid of the leaves of their leaves and that they emit chemical substances to the larvae.
This claim can be an upsetting news for vegan vegetarians. The main reason for the vegetarian diet is to protect animals that are inhuman and painful, as plants actually lose their ability to eat, if they feel pain when their leaves are cut off.
Dr. Polan also explained that plants can detect the presence of gravity and water. In addition, if obstacles to the roots are found, the roots may be turned in different directions. In addition, researchers at the University of Germany say plants can release gases that can signal pain.
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Plants and pain, still controversial
Whether or not the plants are capable of detecting pain is still controversial. It is not clear exactly how exactly it reacts and senses things, since it has no brain or nerve cells like humans in the first place. Whilst there is indeed a unique way of expressing pain, such as sending out chemicals or signaling, as mentioned above, this subject is still at the center of the controversy. If we keep the scientific approach and try to treat them with authenticity and try to understand them, the question will be solved someday.