posted on Jul, 20 2013 @ 05:53 PM
Originally posted by kmb08753
Memories are stored in your brain, right? You learn something and it gets encoded in some configuration of chemicals in you head. Common knowledge.
Not so fast.
I have often wondered how some animals can remember spawning grounds or migration locals without ever having been there. Instinct has always been an
unexplained phenomena for me. A recent study I read about has now opened a can of worms.
Michael Levin and Tal Shomrat, at Tufts University have performed an interesting study.
Normally flatworms will shy away from lighted areas and circle around probing for danger before eventually honing in on a food source. They used a
punishment/reward training method to train a group of flatworms to recognize a particular surface as safe and containing food. These worms would go
right for the food source right away, now knowing where the food was. They used these worms because, while simple life forms, they still have a brain
and nervous system.
One other thing flatworms can do is regenerate. After training the worms, they cut off their heads and waited the two weeks it took to grow them back.
They then put the worms back in the test environment. These worms were able to hone in on the food with the same accuracy as they did before the
surgery! They effectively regrew this trained response from DNA within their bodies.
Here's the National Geographic report:
This could be something unique to their regenerative ability. Like there is some sort of system that records the state of all bodily cells, a back-up
copy, if you will. I'm no expert. But it does offer very strong evidence of literal genetic memory, in my opinion.
Given that what we previously thought of as "junk" DNA has been discovered to have an actual function. I believe in RNA replication specifically, if I
remember correctly. I wonder if the day will come when we can learn through DNA resequencing.
well ive already said this here on ats in more than one response. memories are held in consciousness. when memories are called it is consciousness
that has devotedly written to that location in the brain. this area is really for storing all your immediate decision making abilities' assets. things
that the body can do on it's own with out need for added focus from the spirit for interaction with a person's immediate environment. the ego brain
as eastern spiritual doctrines refers to it. there is ego brain (physical), and soul intellect (spiritual/invisible/dark matter producing light
charged by consciousness).
every single interaction whether in focus or out of focus of the particular sensory perceptors that has come to the body's consciousness field is
stored. a sound you didnt notice, the pattern of a man's tie which was in your field of view but of which u took no particular interest while walking
down the street to make note of. all these things are recorded never to be lost. those occurrences which we wish can be enforced to the immediate
science is now quickly approaching the dead-end from all angles. it will be forced to acknowledge that consciousness is a vehicle of its own. on our
most innermost level, the structures appear to be made of light. with nerves and nerve endings transporting and firing light into the cells of our
flesh for sustenance and maintenance. it is when we die the light stops firing.
there is no getting around this, consciousness cannot be broken down and studied with machines. it must be studied by another consciousness. our
particular dna code provides us this structure and growth called human. it acts as a bridge between our body/structure and our source of
consciousness(invisible). taking commands from the soul.
this further affirms my prediction that Science and Spirituality will unite, thus forming an age of accelerated spiritual as well as technological
advancement. buckle your seatbelts folks. we're just teetering around it about now.
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