‘Memories’ pass between generations

via BBC news, 2013. “Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.”

Perhaps our ancestors memories are embedded in our genes?

In 2013, Discover Magazine published an article entitled: “Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes.”

“Your ancestors’ lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.”

In 2015, Scientific American published “Genetic Memory: How We Know Things We Never Learned.“Genetic memory, simply put, is complex abilities and actual sophisticated knowledge inherited along with other more typical and commonly accepted physical and behavioral characteristics. In savants the music, art or mathematical “chip” comes factory installed.” 

There is no way to explain the abilities and knowledge of savants. Somehow, after an brain injury, they know what they never learned. The author proposed that genetic memory exists in all of us. “The challenge is how to tap that dormant capacity non-intrusively and without a brain injury or similar incident.”

This article likened genetic memory to Carl Jung’s term “collective consciousness,” his definition of an even broader concept of inherited traits, intuitions and collective wisdom of the past. Experiences and memories are embedded in the energy of the universe that earth’s inhabitants share and can tap into.

More recently, a study of Holocaust survivors found trauma can be passed on to children’s genes.

Well, if memories, genius, trauma, and resilience can be inherited, I believe that love and good works are passed down to future generations too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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