I watched a show on The Science Channel this week where they were discussing how some people who have received organ transplants begin to have
memories and behaviors that are not their own.
One doctor theorized that each cell in our body holds memories in it's cells, not just in our brain cells; when a person receives an organ, these
memory cells are activated in that person.
Paul Pearsall, a neuropsychologist, found evidence in 73 case studies of memories from organ donors manifesting in the organ recipients.
In one intriguing case, an 8-year-old girl had received a heart transplant from a 10-year-old girl that had been murdered. Afterwards, she began to
have nightmares about the donor's murderer. Her parents took her to see a psychiatrist, and after several consultations, it was decided that the
police should be notified.
The 8-year-old recipient was able to identify key clues about the murder, including who the murderer was, when and how it happened, and even the
conversation by the murderer to the victim. Her entire account of the events turned out to be true and the murderer was convicted for his crime.
In another case, one man's food choices went from being a vegetarian to craving greasy fried food, and his preferred music changed from heavy metal to
fifties rock 'n roll.
One woman who received a heart from a young man who died in his twenties felt deep, deep sorrow after meeting his girlfriend. She had a longing to be
with her, but had no idea why. She also felt the anger that the donor was experiencing at the moment of his death when she awoke from surgery. He
was trying to break up a fight at a bar and was knocked down. He hit his head and died on impact.
There are other cases you can read about in Paul Pearsall's book, The Heart's Code: Tapping the Wisdom and Power of Our Heart Energy.
I find this very interesting, so I want to ask if anyone knows someone that is a transplant recipient? Have you noticed any behavior or preference
changes in them since receiving a donated organ?
The second half of this video is about the organ transplants:
You have to subscribe to the You Tube link to watch it. If you prefer not to, here is a short clip from The Science Channel site:
edit on 10/10/2014 by sled735 because: add link