52:00 In the Mind of Plants 2008, NATURE – 52 MIN
Is plant life closer to sentient life than expected? This documentary from Jacques Mitsch outlines the ways in which intelligence is defined – by recognizing one’s environment and interacting with it; having a memory; being able to communicate and interact socially; and having a brain to coordinate everything.
In examining the predatory nature of plants such as the Venus Fly Trap, the narrator explains that plants have learned to adapt to their environments. In the case of the Venus Fly Traps and other carnivorous flora, the plants compensate for nutritional deficiencies by eating insects, further demonstrating that they are capable of reacting to their environment.