Transplanting MemoriesPosted: November 22, 2010
I recently watched a documentary about how some heart transplant patients, start to pick up personality traits immediatly after recovery. changes in appetite, lifestyle and in some cases dreams, some feel they are truly two people in one body working together to both stay alive… this is only about 9 or 10% of the patients so it is still not proven and is still quite a mystery.
It also explains how scientists have found complex sets of neurons in the heart, and a recent electron-microscopic photo shows that indeed the heart has its own tiny brain capable of storing information for short, and long term storage… your heart has this buffer memory that can save information almost like a computer program to place future beats in queue to save energy… almost like cruise control for your body. This discovery has opened the idea that ones self and sub-conscious is more complex than recently thought. It seems the old sayings like “the heart wants what it wants” may have more scientific and psychological truth than first thought. Interesting stuff, and a must see for anyone!