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[Xmca-l] Re: Scientists find that memories may be passed through DNA
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- Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 12:42:30 -0800
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What a great suggestion to read Waddington, Huw. He is/was a really
interesting developmental theorist.
He especially endeared me when he wrote that "A new level of development is
in fact nothing more than a new relevant context." The attached paper I
found online so I assume its ok to send along to any who wish to follow
Such findings sure complicate our notions of epigenesis in interesting ways.
On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM, Huw Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> The systems dimension that I am exploring in relation to CHAT (genetic
> domains, functional systems) is basically in support of this sort of thing.
> I'd suggest looking at Waddington's papers on his experiments with genetic
> assimilation (assimilation and accommodation are the typical terms) if
> you're interested in "how" this may come about.
> On 5 January 2014 17:48, Jenna McWilliams <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I wonder if any xmca'ers have thoughts on this interesting piece of
> > research about inheritability of memories. Here's a snippet, with the
> > to the full article below.
> > New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has
> > shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited
> > through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned
> > that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or
> > experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to
> > subsequent generations.
> > Jenna McWilliams
> > Cultural-Historical Research SIG Communications Chair
> > Learning Sciences Program, Indiana University
> > ~
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> > email@example.com