Project Pavlovian plants – Can plants learn? Pavlovian conditioning without a brain

Basic data

Acronym:
Pavlovian plants
Title:
Can plants learn? Pavlovian conditioning without a brain
Duration:
01/05/2016 to 30/10/2017
Abstract / short description:
A most intriguing question in behavioral sciences is whether organisms without a nervous system are capable of learning. We suggest answering this question with the best-known learning example in animals - Pavlovian conditioning - by examining the ability of plants to associate a neutral stimulus with an honest cue. If plants display such learning this will challenge our perception of plants as insensible beings.
Keywords:
conditioning
plant behaviour
experiments

Staff

Managers

Gruntman, Michal
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Contact persons

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science

Funders

Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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