Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Study from researchers from Emory determined memories can be passed down genetically in the form of genetic switches that are triggered in certain cases. 
Although implications for human possibilities are still far away, in their experiment they had a case of mice passing down traumatic stresses that are triggered by the smell of cherry blossoms. 
So next time you are scared of heights, or spiders… thank your ancestors that it was they who had to go through something traumatic, and not you!

Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors

Study from researchers from Emory determined memories can be passed down genetically in the form of genetic switches that are triggered in certain cases. 

Although implications for human possibilities are still far away, in their experiment they had a case of mice passing down traumatic stresses that are triggered by the smell of cherry blossoms. 

So next time you are scared of heights, or spiders… thank your ancestors that it was they who had to go through something traumatic, and not you!

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    Seriously fascinating.

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