Posts tagged memory
Fear can be transferred from parents to children and grandchildren, claim U.S. researchers in their article published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
A scientific group of the Department of Psychiatry, Emory University in Atlanta, led by Dr. Brian Dias, conducted experiments on mice and found that a traumatic event can leave an imprint in the DNA of sperm, which in turn can transfer phobia and thus affect the brain structure and behavior of future generations even if they have not experienced the same painful event.
The experts believe that their discovery is important for the research and treatment of (more…)
It is known that most adults do not have any memories of the early years of their life. New psychological study tries to answer the question: at what age and why the memory of early childhood begins to fade and then disappears.
Scientists have found that childhood amnesia – this is how this phenomenon is called – starts at the age of about seven years. Three year old kids remember the events that happened a year earlier, which are stored in their memory till the age of 5-6 years, but from the age of seven, the past begins to blur. (more…)
Deja vu is not an illusion, it is something that you have already experienced in your unconscious fantasies. Believe if you will, or do not believe it. This was already mentioned a hundred years ago by the “great and terrible” Freud, and many subsequent studies have only confirmed his hypothesis.
The phenomenon called deja vu is the feeling of something “already experienced” and, according to Freud, is a remembrance of an unconscious fantasy. And since this fantasy is never conscious, during a deja vu moment it is impossible to “recall” something that seems to have been already perceived.
These strange dreams
We begin with a bit of explanation. Along with the conscious fantasies, unconscious fantasies can exist. They are simply called daydreaming. Commonly, they express (more…)
Good or bad experience gained by the father will be inherited by his children and even grandchildren. For example, if a man drowned, it is likely that his son will be afraid of water. And the son of his son too. If he died from fire, some members of the future generations of his family will be afraid of fire. Similarly, the subsequent generations may inherit even love to certain products and activities.
In other words, the offspring can inherit experience acquired by previous generations. In fact, they inherit the memory of those or other events. Nonsense? Not at all. The fact that such a phenomenon exists was proven by biologists of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University. (more…)
James Lampinen, professor of psychology from the University of Arkansas, explains that déjà vu is a global phenomenon that makes us believe that we relive something that is actually happening for the first time. This experience can trigger confusion and anxiety and is often accompanied by a sense of removal from reality.
Sigmund Freud, the “father of psychoanalysis”, argued that déjà vu is the result of an unconscious (more…)