Re: Memory and Morphic Resonance

Anders Sandberg (
Sun, 9 Feb 1997 07:18:11 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 9 Feb 1997, J. Daugherty wrote:

> How about Rupert Sheldrake's idea that memories are not stored in the =
> mind at all, but that the mind (cerebellum?) serves as antenna picking =
> up the memories via "morphic resonance" from the space time continuum =

Well, I suppose that idea goes well with the New Age crowd, but I doubt
there are any serious scientists who buy into morphic resonance, let
alone that memories are stored outside the brain.

This model is BTW untestable, since it can explain away amnesia by saying
the brain has become a worse antenna, the hippocampal lesion syndrome of
inability to encode new long term memories by saying the sender part of
the brain is damaged and agnosias by saying a specific part of the brain
has lost their resonance. It is a worthless scientific theory unless
those morphic fields can be measured or interacted with.

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