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Mushrooms “talk to each other and have a vocabulary of 50 words”

Mushrooms can talk to each other and have a vocabulary of up to 50 words, mushroom experts say.

And it is believed that they are most likely to chat about the weather and possible dangers.

Experts believe that fungi can talk to each other and have a vocabulary of up to 50 words

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Experts believe that fungi can talk to each other and have a vocabulary of up to 50 wordsPhoto credit: Flickr RF-Getty

You might even let other mushrooms know you’re nearby and warn them of your bed.

researcher analyzed electrical activity patterns of four species.

They say where peaks of activity have been the mushrooms “chat”.

It is believed that the information is passed on through mushroom roots called mycelium.

Prof. Andrew Adamatzky of the University of the West of England found that the average “word” length was 5.97 letters.

It makes their language, at 4.8, more complex than English but simpler than Russian’s six-letter average.

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Prof Adamatzky said the results showed that fungi have minds and consciousness.

Writing in the Royal Society Open Science journal, he added: “Assuming that fungi use spikes of electrical activity to communicate, we show that the distribution of word lengths in fungi matches that of human languages.

“We found that the vocabulary of mushrooms can be up to 50 words, but the core vocabulary of the most commonly used words does not exceed 15 to 20 words.”

Professor Adamatzky said the results showed that mushrooms have minds and consciousness

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Professor Adamatzky said the results showed that mushrooms have minds and consciousness

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18178297/mushrooms-talk-to-each-other/ Mushrooms “talk to each other and have a vocabulary of 50 words”

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