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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate"

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So now let's turn to some plants. So I'm going to first introduce you to the mimosa, not the drink, but the Mimosa pudica, and this is a plant that's found in Central America and South aicerma, and it has behaviors. And the first behavior I'm going to show you is if I tucoh the leveas here, you get to see that the leaves tend to curl up. And then the second bovaheir is, if I tap the leaf, the entire branch seems to fall down. So why does it do that? It's not really known to science. One of the reasons why could be that it sacers away insects or it looks less appealing to herbivores. But how does it do that? Now, that's interesting. We can do an experiment to find out.

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So now let's turn to some plants. So I'm going to first introduce you to the mimosa, not the drink, but the Mimosa pudica, and this is a plant that's found in Central America and South _______, and it has behaviors. And the first behavior I'm going to show you is if I _____ the ______ here, you get to see that the leaves tend to curl up. And then the second ________ is, if I tap the leaf, the entire branch seems to fall down. So why does it do that? It's not really known to science. One of the reasons why could be that it ______ away insects or it looks less appealing to herbivores. But how does it do that? Now, that's interesting. We can do an experiment to find out.

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So now let's turn to some plants. So I'm going to first introduce you to the mimosa, not the drink, but the Mimosa pudica, and this is a plant that's found in Central America and South America, and it has behaviors. And the first behavior I'm going to show you is if I touch the leaves here, you get to see that the leaves tend to curl up. And then the second behavior is, if I tap the leaf, the entire branch seems to fall down. So why does it do that? It's not really known to science. One of the reasons why could be that it scares away insects or it looks less appealing to herbivores. But how does it do that? Now, that's interesting. We can do an experiment to find out.

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