Nell Rose (author) from England on November 03, 2016: Hi MsDora, thanks so much for reading, nell. Nell Rose (author) from England on November 14, 2016: Thanks Flourish, yes that's so true! Some were quite well off, others were so poor they were in the workhouse. One of the key ideas to understand the concept of genetic memory is that the experiences, learnings, and themes experienced by the species, by races, peoples, families, etc., contribute and nourish this network of memories. For example if the mother has an accident before the baby is born then the baby or babies own children may remember it. To think about it easily just imagine a black line going back in history which is the father's bloodline. Ancestor Syndrome and Genetic Memory. There are no past life … And of course there is the the problem of birth. (He was one of the original 'leathernecks' that became the Royal Marines!). I was on a 17th/18th century Ship. we were wearing furs, and I was watching my 'mother?' In his 1998 book, “The Past of the Mind,” Michael Gazzaniga wrote: “The baby does not learn trigonometry, but knows it; does not learn how to distinguish figure from ground, but knows it; does not need to learn, but knows, that when one object with mass hits another, it will move the object … The vast human cerebral cortex is chock full of specialized systems ready, willing and able to be used for specific tasks. I might add that I would love to have a dream involving a past family member. When we think of our ancestors we tend to chose the ones that we know about. When we relax and open the mind, it can provide us with much more information than we thought possible. Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 15, 2016: I've had recurring dreams that ended years later (in the future) when the exact circumstance or setting came to life in my real life. Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 02, 2016: Shucks ! With vast concepts and still not completely studied, and even controversial among the same experts, genetic memory is considered today an incipient field of study that can help to understand a variety of processes in biology and psychology by which the genetic material confers a memory of the history of an individual or a species. Can you imagine falling asleep and dreaming an ancestors memory? And I love this "Keeping the eye". Nell Rose (author) from England on February 17, 2017: Hi Lizzy, yes you could be right. Genetic Memory Examples Genetic Memory Dna, 10 Signs That Your Soul Has Reincarnated Several Times, ▷ 11 Books About Reincarnation To Heal Your Soul and Clean Your Karma, Reincarnation Without Death: The Reality of Reincarnation. When Reincarnation and past-life memories are presented as being real within the context of a story, it often works in a way similar to Genetic Memory, by giving the character knowledge and skills that they would otherwise … that did make me laugh! The collective unconscious, unlike the personal unconscious, is a type of genetic memory that can be shared by individuals with a common ancestor or history. If this memory is recorded in genetic material and inheritance is established through cell division (mitosis or meiosis), it is considered genetic memory. Because you can't pass down a memory after the child is born. thanks for reading, nell, Hi Rochelle, there you go! I suspect that is pretty much the whole explanation for those reincarnation 'proofs'. This of course, when we stop playing the victim. While researching this I came across these amazing old films. thanks for reading, nell. What a fascinating thought! So memories do not have to be from before the birth of the child it can be from family members, neighbors or just about anything going on around them. ... intuitions and collective wisdom of the past. I felt fear, real fear as I knew that there was going to be a fight. Martie Coetser from South Africa on October 31, 2016: I don't believe in reincarnation, but definitely in genetic memory. I was going to say there is some research now that shows muscle tissue in your body can actually 'store' memory that can be triggered later by other events. It's such a gratifying thought, even if it sounds silly. I think it would be possible to talk about genetics in cases of dementia or schizophrenia” says Tellería. I was a 17th century oldish woman with a small child. Maybe your ancestors have something to tell you! A while ago I was pondering the issue. ), Its fascinating isn't it when you find an awesome great great! Or can you? There has never been a real study of dreams. its a fascinating journey. Nell Rose (author) from England on October 24, 2017: Thanks Patricia, yes we are fine thank you, how you doing? Long Crendon Manor. Is this something that I can change and transform from my own experience? Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 31, 2016: Wish I had such fascinating dreams, but no! So far I have found the family connection but I think its not so much a blood line but a brother of my great great grandfather married into the family. Sadly, the precious knowledge and wisdom we obtain after we had transferred our genes to our children are lost for future generations. Memories maybe passed down through family generations in the DNA in a process that can in fact be the cause of present day phobias. These ideas are similar in a way to the concepts of past lives and reincarnation. But what if we are wrong? Nell Rose (author) from England on November 11, 2016: Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on November 09, 2016: It's a fascinating theory. That is what makes sense and explains why we don't remember everything about our ancestors or more to the point, their memories. Hi jo, thanks for reading, yes me too! It is these two dimensions of memory that restrict and influence us in ways you cannot consciously figure. Get it? A mistake we make more than three times, as they say, is already a decision. In terms of changing and transforming our lives despite those memories, of course. and I am totally interested in the ether idea too! Check out my article about children's past lives for more on the topic of reincarnation. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 23, 2016: It is something to consider for sure....there are times when I feel as though I have a deeper connection to the past than I should ...you know...it makes me have a deja vu experience. In other words, a deep reservoir of untapped knowledge is resident within our own genetic and cellular memory. And maybe his or her nose, followed by the way you walk and, well you get the point! Its called Familysearch.org. Hi Chitrangada, lol! Many people confuse past-life regression, or PLR, with reincarnation, and while they seem related, they are quite separate ideas. Yes you do! In population genetics and evolution, genetic memory represents the recorded history of adaptive changes in a species. thanks for reading, and great to see you! Negative experiences, viewed from a broad point of view, are actually challenges that we have chosen at very deep levels of our being to explore certain existential themes, to develop our hidden abilities, to have fun, to have adventures, to evolve. You can feel, see, hear smell and touch in those dreams. John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 01, 2016: This is fascinating, Nell. This behavior was maintained even in cases of offspring through artificial insemination. Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest. I always appreciate your articles about dreams, reincarnation and similar subjects. SIGNE DEAN. Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 03, 2016: Nell, the concept of genetic memory is interesting and worth explaining. These were a family of Knights who came over just after William the conqueror from Flanders! Scary to think of, lets be honest! The genetic aspect is what is established in the DNA plane. Seems simple to me. FindMyPast is a great site, its brought thousands of family members to my tree. Why? And Moms mother and father. The famous Swiss Psychotherapist Carl Jung, termed the collective unconscious as a broader concept, a type of genetic memory shared by individuals with a common ancestor or history. Researchers now hope to carry out more studies to understand how information gets stored in DNA and also more studies to find out if what happens among mice can be transferred to humans. Adrenaline! Learn about reincarnation, life after death, past lives and bereavement processes here. thanks as always, nell. Using a computer metaphor, we could say that the brain comes “loaded” with preinstalled software. The researchers discovered structural changes in the areas that detect the odor both in the brains of trained mice and in the brains of their offspring. Here's something I did think of. So the next time you dream a dream or have a memory that is strange to you, maybe you should listen to your thoughts—there could be someone out there that remembers the old you. Even mo re unfortunate for the flat worms is their ability to regenerate themselves … I will have to look it up, and thanks for reading, nell, Thanks John, I wish mine were abstract sometimes! that will allow their children to inherit the experience of the … A couple years maybe, but not generations. thanks as always, nell. Process + Stages Explained, Reborn After Death: Maya and Buddhist Beliefs Compared, History Of Reincarnation: The Ancient And Original Beliefs Revealed, Taoism & Reincarnation: Why and How Does The Soul Return? • In the 1975 Doctor Who episode The Ark in Space, an insectoid species known as the Wirrn possess a form of race memory as part of a hive mind. I need to think about this. The human brain is an electrochemical machine (computer) that responds to stimuli and is programmed for patterns of experience based on one's DNA codes. My dreams are so simple. And to be honest I do think that's the case sometimes. lol! Thanks Anusha, how lovely! After a couple of years of this, the dream never happened again. but will have to go look it up! I'm always losing my med cart and getting patients pills mixed up. Does it have something to do with what is called karma? I do believe genetic memory is the answer, they just don't finance the study of it but they should! I tend to use both together to confirm a match. There has been much talk about reincarnation. There is no genetic basis for past life memories. But that's another story. However, I don't recall having dreams about times past - at least not as far back as you mention. That dream was so real wasn't it? Nell Rose (author) from England on November 06, 2017: Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 06, 2017: What an intriguing concept. But we are the ones who create it, even if we do not realize it. I do believe in rebirth and I have had visions of strange places while in zzz-land. Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on February 16, 2017: It just dawned on me that there is a brief bit about genetic memory in the. Do you mean, “How can you differentiate between a genetic memory or a past life memory?” In terms of investigating the idea of “memories passed along the DNA” they’ve done some experiments that seem to demonstrate that certain emotions can be transferred, or specific events. thanks again, nell. If this is the case, we might be talking about explaining many of the “irrational” responses of humans such as phobias. And I was wearing baggy trousers and an open neck shirt. We were the first family to occupy it, as my father had it built before he was married, even. Here's what the experts say about it. I was a man climbing up the Yard arm of the ship. It sounds very weird. not sure how a soul can be genetics? Although there may be a predispose, for example: Anxious mother ->, anxious child. Nell Rose (author) from England on November 17, 2016: Hi Shauna, yes me too! Authors of the circumstances. You have made this entertaining, interesting and fascinating as always... good to visit my old pals. However, this DNA-related line of thinking focuses on the previous lives within us that are based on genetic memories, encoded on the DNA helix within us. So I wasn't surprised to find a fabulous historical ancestor by the name or names of The De La Beche family. It's the flight of the goddess or the queen who is supposedly keeping an eye on everything in the dark. It can create dreams. lol! And then thousands, yes thousands of women who are marrying into the family. If it were a genetic trait then children born before and after the war would be equally likely to show the reduced life expectancy. Every time I go on vacation I have to check out the castle nearby and go in search of the famous Knights of the time. I often wonder why I dream that I can play the piano effortlessly-- when I have no experience with pianos. 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