(Arriving Home at the Source)
The plants have the most sensitive variations when they signal the arrival of the person who cares for them, when being watered, when spoken to, during the creation of music, etc.
Sensations felt within the plant induce a physiological reaction, which then expresses itself in electrical, conductive and resistance variations.
These variations can be translated in different ways, including into musical scales.
The experiments have shown that plants definitely appear to enjoy learning to use musical scales and also making their own music with the use of a synthesizer.
To find out, the
researchers conducted a series of experiments from 2007 to 2010 in the Bureau
of Land Management's Rattlesnake Canyon Wildlife Area in northwestern New
The region is home to thousands of natural gas wells, many of which are coupled with noisy compressors for extracting the gas and transporting it through pipelines.
The compressors roar and rumble day and night, every day of the year.
The advantage of working in natural gas sites is they allow scientists to study noise and its effects on wildlife without the confounding factors in noisy areas like roadways or cities, such as pollution from artificial light and chemicals, or collisions with cars.
Credit: National Park Service
Credit: Clinton Francis