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Electrified Plants

Electrified Plants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kGFpishKR4&feature=youtu.be

Inspired by the discovery that muscles respond to electrical current, Mary Shelley had her Dr. Frankenstein create life with electricity. What monstrosities could she have imagined had she only known about electrically motivated plants? Join Exploratorium biologist Alex Pinigis to learn about the similar electrical systems in our brains and fast-moving plans. This demonstration of electrified plants would make Victor Frankenstein proud. To watch the video, follow the link above.