Fearful memories haunt mouse descendants

See on Scoop.itNeurovium: Neuroscience at the intersection of Philosophy, Logic, Biology & Physics

Genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations.

Nima Dehghani‘s insight:

It is quite interesting that there are two camps of viewpoints on this issue. As young kids, how do we know what is dangerous and what is not?  Part of it is surly learned through observing others, being protected by adults. Though it is interesting to observe that children (at very young age) have instinctive aversion of certain things. How did they gain such knowledge? The article by Dias, points to possible underlying mechanism. 

 

ps. This commentary is on an article published in nature neuro:

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3594.html

 

 

See on www.nature.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s