Mycelial Conversations: Unveiling the Fungal Lexicon with Up to 50 "Verbal" Signifiers

New research suggests that mushrooms and fungi communicate electrically through a network called the mycelium. Each species has its own distinctive language formed through trains of electrical spikes, similar to neurons in the human brain. The filaments that make up the network can connect fungi underground, potentially creating a superorganism. The research also indicates potential communication between fungi and plants. The findings have led to the development of a building with fungi sensors that respond to changes in light, temperature, and pollution, making the interior better adapted to its occupants.

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