Pavlovian conditioning in plants
The Mimosa Pudica plant will not respond to Pavlovian conditioning. has been proven to be true.
Pavlovian conditioning will require the use of the brain’s memory to recall and associate the 2 events of unconditional stimulus and conditional stimulus. Plants do not have a brain nor memory. Therefore they are not unable to demonstrate a Pavlovian response.
To improve the reliability and accuracy of our results, a larger sample of plants should be used.
This science fair project may be repeated, this time, by using animals like dogs or cats and food as the conditional stimulus.
Modify the science project experiment, exposing the plants to the conditional and unconditional stimulus for a longer period of time (eg. 3 months) in order to establish if the plants perhaps take a longer period to develop Pavlovian conditioning.
Mimosa pudica- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimosa_pudica
Classical conditioning - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_conditioning
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