It is weird JessM but could go some way in explaining odd reactions to things and help treat people with phobias. I wonder if this applies to dogs. But, again, in humans, instinct seems to me to be more than, or not perfectly synonymous with, any sort of genetic memory. In psychology during the 19th century, nature-nurture debates were voiced in the language of instinct versus learning. Instinct is the inherent disposition of a living organism toward a particular behavior.Animal instinctive behavior is an aspect of animal ethologywhich recognises at least seven instincts. Whilst walking her, we came to the front of a house (well, the garden gate) and she flipped out and pulled like mad on the lead; very out of character for her and we both ended up on the roadside near the kerb - that's how much she took me by surprise. There may even be a learning-memory continuum of synaptic flexibility, with humans at one end and creatures such as spiders at the other end. Whether called genetic, ancestral or racial memory, or intuitions or congenital gifts, the concept of a genetic transmission of sophisticated knowledge well beyond instincts, is necessary to explain how prodigious savants can know things they never learned. Our life experiences may be passed on to our children and our children's children - and now scientists report that they have discovered that this inheritance can be turned on or off. There are three basic instincts that drive human behavior: Self-Preservation (SP) Read-Only, Oct 3, 2007 #2. Finally, the animal kingdom provides ample examples of complex inherited capacities beyond physical characteristics. Grannknot - I'm pleased you enjoyed reading it. Genetic Memory Vs. Environmental Impacts. It is the only way to explain the coincidences in the family history and the sense of knowing a place that we've never visited before that some of us have experienced. In both cases professional musicians witnessed and confirmed that Lemke and Wiggins somehow, even in the absence of formal training, had innate access to what can be called “the rules” or vast syntax of music. One of the strongest adversaries against the phenomenon of genetic memory is the impact of one's environment. annodomini - dogs do behave in what can seem a peculiar or puzzling manner can't they. DNA Storage and Genetic Memory. That is, the source of the insight is not always known, or assumed to be the product of diligent work or investigation. Genetic memory is complex abilities and actual sophisticated knowledge inherited along with other more typical and commonly accepted physical and behavioral characteristics. What we define as instinct includes some things which are genetic, some that are epigentic, and even worse somethings mislabeled because they are in-fact learned behavior. Instinctive vs. Instinctual. So this thread stems from a debate from another thread. Instinct or innate behavior is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behavior.The simplest example of an instinctive behavior is a fixed action pattern (FAP), in which a very short to medium length sequence of actions, without variation, are carried out in response to a corresponding clearly defined stimulus. In exopsychology there is a 'genetic consciousness' circuit and a 'the highest' circuit where consciousness is described as 'non-local'. As a matter of fact, this debate has proceeded for quite some time. “At its core, this is still very Darwinian,” says Barron. The heron won.I have a Springer Spaniel (adopted) whose first 3 years of life was as a gun dog and he will also try to chase things down and a loud bang and he's off running - with me being dragged behind ; I've worked on him though over the last 4 years and he's calmed down a lot but still, as you have said, Dragonfly, still tries to retrieve things. Today she tried to 'flush' a heron. Nature–nurture is a dichotomous way of thinking about the origins of human (and animal) behavior and development, where “nature” refers to native, inborn, causal factors that function independently of, or prior to, the experiences (“nurture”) of the organism. My nature makes me able to enjoy shooting them—to the point where I’ve gained enough skill to consistently double-tap .45s through the same hole at seven yards with a Glock 30. I think there is an 'internal' and 'external' aspect. Leslie Lemke is a musical virtuoso even though he has never had a music lesson in his life. Galen - maybe a grandfather or grandmother fell from a ladder or tumbled downstairs? Genetic memory is not an entirely new concept. Monarch butterflies each year make a 2,500-mile journey from Canada to a small plot of land in Mexico where they winter. It think DNA transcends any genetic memory alone. To explain the savant, who has innate access to the vast syntax and rules of art, mathematics, music and even language, in the absence of any formal training and in the presence of major disability, “genetic memory,” it seems to me, must exist along with the more commonly recognized cognitive/semantic and procedural/habit memory circuits. Genetic memory is not an entirely new concept. Therefore conveying the degree to which inheritance affects a particular trait. Never knew cherry blossom had much of a smell. Perhaps history would not repeat itself so often. His work has appeared in several previous Scientific American and MIND articles and it two books: Extraordinary People: Understanding Savant Syndrome (2006) and Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired and Sudden Savant (2010). In the most general sense, a memory is a representation of interactions with the environment stored internally in a system and DNA can do that in a more reduced way, but the specific kind of memory you're thinking of emerges from cellular networks which DNA … It is often assumed (and correctly so) that the creature may not even be aware of the benefit or purpose of the behavior, but It is an area of memory function worthy of much more exploration and study. Discussion about How to unlock your genetic memory and access more of your DNA [Page 6] at the GodlikeProductions Conspiracy Forum. What’s more, their children are born with the same specific memory. I just don't like it.It now seems that these 'instinctual' reactions could be inherited memories:Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.The animals were trained to fear a smell similar to cherry blossom.The team at the Emory University School of Medicine, in the US, then looked at what was happening inside the sperm.They showed a section of DNA responsible for sensitivity to the cherry blossom scent was made more active in the mice's sperm.Both the mice's offspring, and their offspring, were "extremely sensitive" to cherry blossom and would avoid the scent, despite never having experienced it in their lives. 1. So these actual behaviour patterns are somehow inscribed on the "chemistry" of a gene. 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