Archetypal Images and Genetics
January 19, 2014 7:32 AM Subscribe
Does anyone know about any research that shows that the meaning of symbols is passed down genetically?
posted by orsonet to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a college instructor (sociology) and I have a student who has asked me about a topic I don't really know much about and I'm wondering if anyone has any resources about it. Specifically, he's interested in things being passed down genetically. (He sent me this link
about mice passing down fear of a sound).
What he's specifically interested in is the meaning of symbols to human beings. I believe he's talking about archetypal images, in Jung parlance.
So, does anyone know about any research that shows that the meaning of symbols is passed down genetically?
Total shot in the dark here.