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Osvaldo de Banfield 23rd October 2012 05:35 PM

Plants, audio and humans
Several years ago, mother gift me a small book about a man who was studying about plants perception, and he discovered casually that plants would feel some human acts.

Few time ago, I found the pdf of the original job by Cleve Backster:

This book was a condensed version of it job.

I believe he is true, and although plant's possibly can't listen, perhaps they have some audio perception, and some other more. In fact, I ussually talk to my plants, the problem will be when I believe they ask to me!.

What do you think?

Cassiel 23rd October 2012 05:55 PM

I think it is enough to care about animals. Life would be unbearable if I had to care about plants too. So, are plants also sensible to my mistreatment? Oh God, what have I done to deserve this.

popilin 25th October 2012 05:18 AM

I've seen experiments suggesting that plants have some sort of perception.

My wife talks to plants, and they are happy and cute, before not survived nor plastic plants. :D

SY 25th October 2012 09:25 AM

Backster's "work" was thoroughly discredited decades ago. I'm amazed that stuff like this still pops up. Maybe N-Rays will make a comeback?

Galston, A. W. and C. L. Slayman. (1979). The not-so-secret life of plants. American Scientist, 67 337-344.

Horowitz, K. A., D.C. Lewis, and E. L. Gasteiger. 1975. Plant primary perception. Science 189: 478-480.

Kmetz, J. M. 1977. A study of primary perception in plants and animal life. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 71(2): 157-170.

Kmetz, John M. 1978. Plant perception. The Skeptical Inquirer. Spring/Summer, 57-61.

It's now safe to eat Brussels sprouts.

Osvaldo de Banfield 25th October 2012 02:02 PM

Almost always some guy does something strange, is criticized, I read the work entirely, and although I can't repeat his experiment (I had no poligraph and I don't know how to use it), I had done certain simple observations that appear that he is true. In this article (Or work as SY call it), he made a casual observation, and then, a more scientific one, where he could check his first views. Then, it is said that he didn't use "scientific method". I don't know.

I currently and usually talk to my plants, and cuddle some trees I made from seed, and that was a remembrance of my grandfather Roberto.

gmphadte 6th November 2012 10:23 AM

I saw this in the news

A farmer plays music in his field and his farm production has improved.

Gajanan Phadte

Osvaldo de Banfield 7th November 2012 03:59 PM

I don't be surprised if it is true.

Cassiel 7th November 2012 06:10 PM

Gonna sue Rhianna. She's killing my plants.

rsavas 7th November 2012 06:42 PM

Babies can listen to music so why not plants?

Osvaldo de Banfield 7th November 2012 06:47 PM

I believe that Cleve Bacster (I read his article log time ago), says that some plants try to move their leaf in direction of sound with certain kinds of music, and to move away with other. So, I can deduce that in some instances they can "enjoy" this music and hate the other??? Who knows...

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