Intergenerational ‘Memories’? (BBC News / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary

Animal studies suggest that behaviour may be affected by events experienced by previous generations,  passed on through a form of genetic memory. This research may have relevance to the research and possibly, one day, the treatment of phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Read more: BBC News: ‘Memories’ pass between generations.

Reference

Gallagher, J. (2013). ‘Memories’ pass between generations. London: BBC Health News,
April December 1st 2013.

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Reference

Dias, BG. Ressler, KJ. (2013). Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations. Nature Neuroscience, December 1st 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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Reference

Fischer, A. (2014). Epigenetic memory: the Lamarckian brain. EMBO Journal. May 2nd 2014; 33(9): 945-67. Review.

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