Few gems we found surfing the web.



Greg Gage at TED

Plant electrophysiology on stage (2017)

Neuroscientist Greg Gage shows electrophysiological responses of plants. Prepare to be amazed as he hooks up the Mimosa pudica, a plant whose leaves close when touched, and the Venus flytrap to an EKG to show us how plants use electrical signals to convey information, prompt movement and even count.

Mancuso TED 2015

Are plants conscious? (2015)

In this talk, Stefano Mancuso presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. He argues that plants process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another-showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware.

The Roots of Plant Intelligence (2010)

The Roots of Plant Intelligence (2010)

An unusual and spectacular view at the plant kingdom by Prof. Mancuso (a careful but determined explorer of the meaning of  "behaviour" in plant life).  Truly inspiring point of views and videos of plant growth at an accelerated rate. Highly suggested for the curious minds.



Planaria regeneration

Planaria regeneration and stem cells (2013)

A mini-documentary discussing the remarkable regenerative capabilities of the planarian, and how HHMI researcher Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado uses them to study the biology of stem cells.

History of Regeneration, Part 1 (2010)

History of Regeneration, Part 1 (2010)

A very well documented history of the study of regeneration. Prof. Alvarado is very well known for his work on the regeneration of planarian worms. A must for anybody interested in the process of regeneration in biology.

History of Regeneration, Part 2 (2010)

History of Regeneration, Part 2 (2010)

Part 2