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Plants May Be Conscious

conscious plants Two studies published on bioRxiv, explored the reactivity of plants to their environment. The first study looked at how primrose flowers respond to the sounds of approaching bees. Researchers found that primrose flowers will produce sweeter nectar within three minutes of hearing the sound of an approaching pollinator. They found that the response was the same to both a recorded bee sound as well as a synthesized sound in the same frequency range. Sounds at higher frequencies had no effect, suggesting that it is a specific response.

According to the paper’s abstract: "We found that the flowers vibrated mechanically in response to these sounds, suggesting a plausible mechanism where the flower serves as the plant’s auditory sensory organ."

Sensitivity of plants to pollinator sound can affect plant-pollinator interactions in a wide range of ways: Plants could allocate their resources more adequately, focusing on the time of pollinator activity; pollinators would then be better rewarded per time unit; flower shape may be selected for its effect on hearing ability, and not only on signaling; and pollinators may evolve to make sounds that the flowers can hear.

Responding to sounds is all well and good, but the second paper suggests that plants may be able to communicate information via sound as well. According to the paper, researchers recorded ultrasonic waves emitted by tomato and tobacco plants that seem to change based on the physical condition of the plant, whether healthy, dry, or cut. The ultrasounds they recorded hovered around 55 kHz, which is above the range of human hearing but well within the hearing range of other animals. It’s not quiet either. According to the paper, the recorded ultrasounds were approximately 65 dB SPL— decibel sound pressure level at 10 cm. That’s louder than a normal conversation, and only slightly quieter than a vacuum cleaner.

Researchers also trained a machine learning program to listen to the ultrasounds produced by the tomato and tobacco plants to accurately determine if the plant was healthy or stressed, either through drying or cutting, suggesting that the differences in the ultrasounds produced were not a one time coincidence. They also found that the stressed plants produced louder sounds. "We successfully classified the plant’s condition--dry, cut, or intact--based on its emitted sounds. Our results suggest that animals, and possibly even other plants, could use sounds emitted by plants to gain information about the plant’s condition."

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Not only are we intimately connected with each other through the heart, we are also intimately connected with the animal and plant kingdoms (whom we consume), as well as the meta-system of the planet herself. The entire system has a vibration, and by tuning into this frequency (The Schumann Resonance), a greater level of well-being and overall health can be achieved. Wear our Schumann Resonance Crystals over your heart to uplift your life force in this way.


Seeing the Future in Dreams

dream vision Quantum physics offers one theory for precognitive dreams, suggesting that during the uninhibited state of REM, the brain may be capable of identifying some kind of a signal that we aren’t aware of in our conscious state. These signals could assist with awareness of the future. This idea links to theories of quantum entanglement and the idea that two separate particles or points in time can interact as if connected to one another despite being spatially separated.

Dr. Stanley Krippner has elaborated on how quantum physics could potentially explain precognitive dreaming. “Quantum events happen on a different time scale to what most people live and experience in the West,” he explained. “We have this understanding of time that is: ‘past, present, future.’ But quantum physics gives you a different concept of time.” He says that these same concepts are found throughout the many indigenous cultures he studied during his research into precognitive dreaming and shamanism:

Many indigenous people see time going in a circle; it goes around and around and it’s a spiral. “Then you also have the indigenous North American point of view that people lived in a ‘long body’; they do not end where their skin ends. A person’s long body projects and involves other people and other parts of nature, so everything is happening all at once. For them it’s no surprise that you can dream about the future.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Quantum states can include simultaneous existences at different points in time, so, again, it's not a stretch that once the waking mind is out of the way, we may be travelling or visiting different points on an infinite time line. Use Cosmic Eye Meditation Elixir to enhance access to "paranormal" channels and abilities.


A.I. Programming of Autonomous Vehicles Covers New Ground Over Decision Making

self-driving car Self-driving cars are just around the corner, but working out the rules that should govern them is proving tricky. Should they mimic often self-interested human decision making, or be programmed to consider the greater good? It turns out that when you let people program autonomous vehicles themselves, the gap between self-interest and the greater good shrinks.

Much of the focus in this area has been on the most pressing moral dilemmas-how should autonomous vehicles behave in cases of life or death? A 2016 study found that people broadly supported utilitarian programming models that save the lives of the most people even if it puts the occupants at risk. But perhaps unsurprisingly, they also said they would be less willing to buy a vehicle that might sacrifice themselves to save others.

A recently published research paper, however, focused on more common social dilemmas that don’t involve mortal danger, but still pit individual interests against the collective. Drivers already navigate these kinds of situations every day; slowing down to let someone pull out might add a few seconds to your commute, but if everyone does it, traffic flows more smoothly.

The researchers devised a computerized experiment based on the classic prisoner’s dilemma, in which players have to choose to cooperate or defect. Four participants recruited from the Amazon Mechanical Turk crowd-sourcing platform were put in control of one car each, and had to decide whether or not to turn on the AC every time it stopped. Keeping the AC off was characterized as being for the collective good, because it reduces fuel burn and therefore damage to the environment. But there were also financial rewards that varied based on how many people decided to cooperate or defect in each round. These were aligned in such a way that players were incentivized to defect, but the outcome if everyone defects is worse than if everyone cooperates.

Each game saw the car stop 10 times, but while half the participants made their decisions every time the car stopped—-like they would if they were driving themselves—the other half made their decisions for all 10 stops right at the start, as if they were programming their self-driving car. Across a series of different experiments, the researchers found the people who programmed their cars in advance were consistently more cooperative than those who made their decisions on the fly.

In an attempt to find out why, the researchers carried out tests where the interface of the game emphasized different aspects of the challenge (i.e. focus on self vs. the collective or focus on the monetary reward vs. the environment) and also performed an analysis of participants’ self-reported motivations.

The results indicated that the act of programming their vehicles in advance made them less focused on the short-term financial reward. Interestingly, in another experiment where participants could reprogram cars after each round, they still cooperated more than those making decisions directly. That’s significant, the researchers say, because manufacturers will likely let customers tweak their car’s settings based on their driving experience. The underlying finding that separating people from immediate decision-making--something self-driving cars will certainly do--makes them more cooperative could be highly relevant as we increasingly rely on machines to act for us.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: In other research, it was found that stress levels are higher in individuals who do not consider the collective when making decisions. Self-serving at the expense of others apparently isn't healthy, for several reasons. The element of collective connection vs. individual separation makes the point that we are hard-wired to be connected to others. Enhance your connectedness with your social circle and loved ones by using our Vital Force Healing Love Crystal, infused with remarkable energies that create a field around the wearer.


Health & Healing Hack of the Week


hand massage One of the most efficient forms of exercise comes out of the Qi Gong practice of shaking. This is where you rapidly move body parts allowing the "chi" to flow more completely through the energy meridians of the body. This has a tonifying effect on the lymph system, as well as general blood circulation. There are no set rules about how to move, it's just a matter of vigorously shaking (without pain), the hands, legs, arms, torso, head, and even facial muscles. Add to this running the hands rapidly up and down the arms and legs, also helps move the chi and the lymph. Gently "thumping" the breastbone stimulates the production of T-cells out of the thymus gland, and rubbing the ears stimulates overall body chi. This exercise can be done standing, sitting, or even lying down. Be sure to breathe while doing these exercises, and have fun! (From 25 No Cost Health & Healing Hacks by Boyd Martin)


Quantum Healer of the Week

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