New study: Your emotions affect your sperm\eggs

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New study: Your emotions affect your sperm\eggs

Postby Individual » Sat May 16, 2009 3:02 am

Can Happiness Be Inherited? ... 101937.htm

An interesting study, at the link above... The idea is that hypothetically chemicals in the brain can influence how certain genes are expressed in sperm and eggs, which influences the traits of ones offspring.

Out of curiousity, is there any mention of this in Abhidhamma -- that the feelings and emotions of the parents bear an influence on the traits of the child?
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Re: New study: Your emotions affect your sperm\eggs

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 16, 2009 4:28 pm

funny enough I saw something related to this last night
Scroll down the page untill you reach the title Spreading happiness
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