Cellular Memory: Personality Transfer in Heart Transplant

Cellular Memory: Personality Transfer in Heart Transplant
Cellular Memory: Personality Transfer in Heart Transplant

Throughout human history, some members of the scientific community were reluctant to accept or even recognize new concepts simply because they could not fit them into their limited understanding of the natural world.

In the field of heart transplant technology, unexplored and controversial territory is beginning to emerge as a result of a concept known as cellular memory.

What is cellular memory, especially in relation to heart transplant technology? And is cellular memory, in fact, a valid concept worthy of further study?

Claire Salvia's story

On May 29, 1988, a woman named Claire Sylvia received the heart of an 18-year-old boy who died in a motorcycle accident. Shortly after the operation, Sylvia noticed a clear change in her attitudes, habits and tastes.

She began to behave more courageously walking down the street (which, as a dancer, was not her usual way of walking). She began to develop cravings for foods like green peppers and beer, which she had never liked before.

Sylvia even began to have recurring dreams about a mysterious man named Tim L., who she believed was her donor.

As it turned out, it was so. After meeting her “family of her heart,” as she put it, Sylvia discovered that her donor's name was indeed Tim L. and that all the changes she experienced in her attitudes, tastes and habits were exactly the same as Tim's.

Some members of the scientific community and society in general may dismiss this as an odd coincidence. However, some believe such episodes are proof of a concept known as cellular memory, which is gaining more and more attention in the scientific community as heart transplant technology improves and affects more people around the world.

Definition of cellular memory

Cellular memory is defined as the idea that the cells in our body contain information about our personalities, tastes, and history. Evidence for this phenomenon has been found primarily in heart transplant recipients.

Although cellular memory may seem too far-fetched to some, some scientists and doctors have viewed it as a real concept and have put forward various theories to try to better understand it. Some have tried to gain a deeper understanding of cellular memory through the realm of chemistry.

One such scientist is Candice Perth, Ph.D. D., who studies biochemistry. Her findings helped support one belief that is now being accepted by an increasing number of scientists: "Every cell in our body has its own 'mind' … and if you transfer tissues from one body to another, then cells from the first body will transfer memories to the second."

In other words, these scientists believe that cellular memory does exist … although they would probably prefer not to formulate their belief that way.

It was previously known that amino acid chains exist exclusively in the brain. However, Perth and her colleagues found them in different parts of the body, especially in large organs such as the heart.

Recent studies have shown that the connection between the heart and the brain is "a dynamic, continuous, two-way dialogue in which each organ constantly influences the work of the other."

Several doctors and scientists have tried to understand cellular memory in psychological, metaphysical, and even supernatural terms. One can understand why they go to such unconventional measures, trying to explain cellular memory when faced with such disturbing cases as the following story:

Eight-year-old girl had nightmares about being killedafter being given the heart of a murdered child. Several years ago, an eight-year-old girl received the heart of a ten-year-old girl who was killed.

Soon after receiving a new heart, the girl began to have recurring nightmares about the person who had killed her donor. She thought she knew who the killer was.

The mother finally brought her to a psychiatrist, and after several sessions the psychiatrist "could not deny the reality of what the child was telling her."

They decided to call the police and, using the descriptions they received from the girl, found the killer. According to the psychiatrist, "the time, the weapon, the place, the clothes he was wearing, what the little girl he killed told him … … everything that the little patient who had a heart transplant told him was absolutely accurate."

Needless to say, the psychiatrist sought to find any available explanation for this particular patient's experience.

Cellular memory can be confusing, and the scientific community may know very little about it. But isn't this the stimulus for most scientific research? Explore the unknown and find answers to unanswered questions?

Through further study of cellular memory, perhaps someday we will be able to truly uncover the secrets hidden in ourselves.

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