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[Xmca-l] Re: Scientists find that memories may be passed through DNA



Naturally I forgot to attach the paper!
Grrrr.
mike


On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM, mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> up.
>
>
> Such findings sure complicate our notions of epigenesis in interesting
> ways.
> mike
>
>
> On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>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.
>>
>> Best,
>> Huw
>>
>>
>> On 5 January 2014 17:48, Jenna McWilliams <jennamcjenna@gmail.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
>> link
>> > 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
>> biologically
>> > through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they
>> learned
>> > that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or
>> stressful
>> > experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to
>> > subsequent generations.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> http://www.sciencegymnasium.com/2014/01/scientists-have-found-that-memories-may.html
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Jenna McWilliams
>> > Cultural-Historical Research SIG Communications Chair
>> > Learning Sciences Program, Indiana University
>> >
>> > ~
>> > jenmcwil@indiana.edu
>> > jennamcjenna@gmail.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>

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