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    Default Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA

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    30 December, 2013

    New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations.

    According to the Telegraph, Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, said: ”From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.

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    Default Re: Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our

    I've been reading about 'inherited' memory for years, though no-one called it that. Can't recall the title, but in a book by Lyall Watson, a biologist, he mentions poems and nursery rhymes being easier to memorise if they have been learned before in a previous generation.. I will try and find out the name of the book - I haven't seen his name around for many years.

    Just found out he was the originator of the' Hundredth Monkey' theory - the washing sweet potatoes one.
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