Plants are a lot smarter than we . According to researchers, they are capable of making intelligent decisions regarding risk. Scientists have that one plant, the humble pea, can decisions regarding how to best, even though it does not have a brain. Researchers from the UK's Oxford University and Israel's Tel-Hai College several pea plants that had their roots between two pots. Each pot contained differing amounts of nutrients. One pot always the same amount, while the other pot between a lot and a little. The plants out to be remarkably consistent at their roots to the pot with the most nutrients.
The research paper will be this week in the 'Current Biology' journal. Researcher Alex Kacelnik said the experiment, "raises a question, not about plants, but about animals and humans". He whether the pea plant might more efficient in using its limited decision-making resources than humans. He said: "We a very fancy brain, but maybe most of the time we're not it." Professor Kacelnik said he did not think that pea plants intelligent in the human sense, but that they complex behaviours to efficiently advantage of natural opportunities. It would interesting to see how our lives would be different if we similar strategies.