You may find it strange that mushrooms communicate with each other, but scientists have found that to be the case. Mushrooms have been found to use more than 50 words when talking to each other using electrical impulses. Scientists claim that the fungus is exposed to food when it comes in contact with food sources or potential hazards.
Studies have shown that split gill fungus that grows on straw or husks used for growing mushrooms if touched with any wood or foreign fly, feels the danger and produces intense electrical impulses.
Lewis Carroll, while writing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), envisioned scenarios such as smoking cats and talking mushrooms. At that time most people did not know much about science. But now research shows that mushrooms talk using more than 50 words.
According to a study published in the Royal Society’s Open Science Journal, scientists have discovered that these creatures are the most chatterboxes in nature. Andrew Edmatzky, a professor at the University of the West of England’s Unconventional Computing Laboratory, focused his study on four species of fungi.
In general, some fungi grow from the same mausoleum. The electrical impulses emitted from one fungus pass through the mausoleum and reach other fungi growing in the same network.
This cosmic network in the jungle is amazing in itself. Prof. For the first time, Edmatzky has come up with astonishing results and quantities for mushroom language.
“Assuming that mushrooms use electrical impulses to communicate, we demonstrate that the length of the mushroom dialect corresponds to the length of the human language,” he said. No more than 15 to 20.
To accurately test his hypothesis that fungi use recognizable language, Prof. Admatzaki focused on four special species of fungi, Enoch, Split Gill, Ghost, and Caterpillar.
Prof. To analyze the electrical impulses produced by each species of fungus, Admatzaki inserted tiny electrical impulses (electrodes) into the fungus-growing straw or husks. According to The Guardian, the most notable achievement came from the split gill species.
Split gill mushrooms feed on wood. Prof. Admatz was surprised to see the strong impulses found in the electrical signals produced by that species. When its mycelium-forming hyphae filaments came in contact with the wood placed outside it, it was signaling to other fungi in its network that new food was coming.
‘We don’t know if there is a direct relationship between the electrical impulses that occur in mushrooms and human speech’, Prof. “Probably not,” he said. On the other hand, there are many similarities in the processing of information on the living substrates of different classes, families, and species. I was eager to compare them.
Admatzki agrees that the messages transmitted, are no different from the voices of wolves. According to National Geographic, wolves regularly make noises to indicate where they are, and they make such noises to inform predators and groups of predators.
When Admatzki found out that the electrical impulses produced were in a special class, he began to distinguish them mathematically. He found that the vocabulary in those categories included up to 50 words and that the length of the word “fungus word” was similar to that of English words.
Admatzki found that the average length of each fungus word was 5,97 letters, compared to the average English word length of 4.8 letters. Ask him out well if he is no longer absorbed in the connection
“There is another option,” said Edmatzky, “they are not saying anything.” The transmitted mausoleum tips are electronically charged. According to Dan Beber, a mycologist at the University of Exeter, it still takes a long time to translate what these creatures are saying.
“Although it is very interesting,” he said, “the interpretation of the language seems somewhat ambitious, and to see the translation of the fungus world through Google Translate requires more in-depth research and testing of important hypotheses.”