Is there an argument for some kind of genetic memory in human beings

May 20, 2015, 7:15 pm

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unfitzangetsu, soullesschicken, PsychDave, GetRekt, evamara, raz, drama, Trance and 6 visitors agree.
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I always find it funny when someone disagrees with me explaining research that has been done without actually commenting on the post.

4 years ago

There is actually research showing forms of genetic memory. Some are born from evolution, such as reflexes at birth, while others are related to experiences by ones parents, grandparents, etc. Some interesting research has gone into looking at fear responses due to genetic memory. Mice were taught to be afraid of a specific smell and their offspring, despite never having been exposed to it previously or being conditioned with it, showed fear of the smell. This is even shown if the training happens before the offspring is conceived. I will leave info about it since I found the study interesting.

I don't know how strongly this influences humans, or if it extends to things like language, technology or other advanced areas.

James Gallagher "Memories' pass between generations" 2013

4 years ago

its seems to me that children today are able to pick up on how to use new technology I have a 2 year old daughter who is able to use an ipad to bring up various games she likes to play on it. it appears to me that the speed children are able to pick up and use new technologies is constantly improving.

so I was wondering if there could be a kind of genetic memory that could be the reason for this improvement and if so could this also be a facility of evolution?

4 years ago
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