Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found 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. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
this is like some assassins creed type shitwhat the fuck kind of spider bullshit went down in the past is what i want to know
Countdown to s3 meme: 28 days to go!!!
(3) Favourite minor female character ♥ Molly Hooper
I think people relate to her because she’s ordinary, and also everyone’s been in love to the extent that they’ve made an idiot out of themselves, probably, or if they haven’t, then they haven’t lived. […] She wears her heart hugely on her sleeve and hopefully people find that endearing. - Louise Brealey
when i was in like 6th grade this girl on my bus said she had a secret to tell me and she took a deep breath and she was like “im bisexual” and i was just like okay and then she started crying and hugged me because she was afraid nobody would accept her but i really just didnt know what bisexual meant
OH MY GODTISSSSSS. This woman. Or man. I don’t even-
They’re so pro that I love Sherlock even more.
if that was even possible
THIS IS PERFECTION
SO IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED SHERLOCK YET AND DON’T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO
THIS SHOULD HELP
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/SCREAM OF JOY
DID I MENTION I’M ADOPTING A FERRET TONIGHT?!?!