Prominent medical experts often attempt to explain why
some organ recipients adopt memories and emotions, also known as
"cellular memories." While a handful of scientists are skeptical ...
dismissing these strange phenomena as post-surgery stress or reaction to anti-
organ rejection drugs ... they are also countered by a growing number of
experts who believe cellular memories are indeed transplanted with organs.
Dr. Candace Pert, a pharmacologist and professor at Georgetown University
believes the mind is not just in the brain, but also throughout the body.
This school of thought could explain such strange transplant experiences.
"The mind and body communicate with each other through chemicals known as
peptides," says Dr. Pert. "These peptides are found in the brain as well as
in the stomach, muscles and all of our major organs."
Pert believes that memory
can be accessed anywhere in the peptide/receptor network. "A
memory associated with food may be linked to the pancreas or liver, and such
associations can be transplanted from one person to another."
Other medical experts offer different explanations, and opine that it is
not so much mystical as it is science, and a science that needs further
Source: Discovery Channel.
David Demko reports on lifestyle issues and trends in Aging America.