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Plant vs Human

Do you need a brain to sense the world around you, remember or learn? Listen to this mind-boggling episode of Branch Out and decide for yourself.

Prepare to dive into the ground-breaking work of evolutionary ecologist Dr Monica Gagliano and her pioneering experiments that prove plants can make intelligent choices - like reacting to sound!

If plants can learn and remember - does that mean our brains aren’t that special? Not at all. Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Muireann Irish beautifully articulates what's going on inside our brains when we store and recall memories.  

One thing is for certain – this episode of Branch Out will inspire you, challenge your brain-centred worldview and leave you with even more questions.

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