Is body cell memory a myth or a reality yet to be known to science? When asked about what part of the body is responsible for pumping blood, the heart is mentioned. When asked about what part of the body is capable of storing information, the brain is mentioned. From what we were taught in secondary school, each organ is specialized and have their own unique function, although they all work together to achieve a goal.
What happens then, if a particular organ performs the function of another?
Something I Came Across…
I came across something recently, and that is going to be the main focus of this article. I quote “There are over seventy documented cases of transplant patients experiencing the same thoughts and feelings as their organ donors did in life. People report everything from craving their donors’ favourite foods, to inheriting their talents. It’s posed as a theory that the cells in our body can store memories”. This is a fascinating hypothesis, since I can’t say it’s a fact yet. To understand the whole point of this article, just imagine this scenario in your head, about a legendary musician asked to tell his life changing story at an event.
The Short Story
“Standing before you today, is a me I never imagined. While growing, I never thought I’d ever become a musician, not to talk of a legendary one. In fact, I knew nothing about music. How I became like this still remains a mystery to me. In my twenties, I was diagnosed as having a heart condition which required me getting a transplant. In the long run, I had the surgery, which changed my life forever”. “It all started when I went to a restaurant with my family. There, I ordered for some spaghetti, which was something I never liked since I believed it looked like worms. My siblings were surprised since they knew it was something I’d normally not eat, no matter how hungry I was. Even after that, I began eating it a lot that my family concluded it was my new favorite”.
Months after, I suddenly developed an unconditional love for playing the keyboard. That was after I struck the keys and started playing some notes, accidentally. Remember I mentioned earlier that I knew nothing about music. How I can play the keyboard so well now, remains a wonder..”
What are Your Thoughts?
Snap out of the story, guys and come back to reality. The story is just a fiction and nothing more, but do you think something like it is ever possible? Is body cell memory a myth to you or a reality? Is it logical to say that the cells of the heart stored information from the donor and transferred it to the man after the transplant? So far, I know of no means by which tissues other than the brain would be capable of storing memories. But do you think it is possible or can ever be possible? If yes, then there’s a lot more yet to get unraveled in the world of science.
What do you think?
Writer: Ogunmola hannah
University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State, Nigeria.