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532: The Brain and Learning--Cellular Memory
Time:
Aug 8, 3:45 - 5:00 PM
Location:
Governor's B
Presenter:
Arlene Taylor
Level:
K-12
Specialty:
General
Description:
In our culture learning and memory go hand in glove.
There are many forms of memory. Cellular memory
involves information-energy stored at the cellular
level. This form of memory impacts behaviors at a
subconscious level. Have you ever asked yourself,
"Why in the world did I do that?" Discusses origins
of cellular memory, potential implications, and
strategies for achieving positive outcomes.
Presents
The Brain and Learning –
Cellular Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
www.arlenetaylor.org
Additional Resources: Brain Body Communication
URL: http://www.arlenetaylor.org/selected_brain_facts/index.htm
The Way in Which You “Learn”

Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
Is as unique as your brain,
which is as unique as your
thumbprint
 Your brain’s uniqueness
is influenced by your
innate brain function in
at least four key areas
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“Learning” typically involves expectations related
to memory, which is intrinsic to being human
When Thinking of Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
Many people tend to think primarily
of verbal memory
Explicit or declarative - an ability to recall information
at a conscious level and be able to declare it using words
 Semantic - deals with factual information (e.g., name, age,
address, phone number, counting, birthdate). Is believed to
be within the capacity of many animals (e.g., counting).
 Episodic - deals with autobiographical memory (e.g., recall of
specific personal experiences including emotions that were
present during the event or experience). Is thought to be
characteristic of human beings.
The Other Type of Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
Fewer think of non-verbal memory
Implicit or nondeclarative - behavioral, emotional, and
perceptual memories that are reflected in behaviors more
than in what is known consciously or that can be declared
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Somatosensory (bodily) – the organization of memory on
an iconic level (relating to pictures and images rather than
words). Includes somatic sensations, behavioral
enactments, nightmares, and flashbacks
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Cellular – a form of information-energy stored at a cellular
level in various parts of the body that is immensely
powerful and impacts every aspect of life
Cellular Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
Is stored information energy
Knowledge and understanding changes over time:
 E = MC2 (energy equals matter times speed of light squared)
– Albert Einstein, 1905
 E = I (energy is interchangeable with information)
– Paul Pearsall, 1998
 E = I = M (Energy, information, and matter may all be
interchangeable – the same “quantum stuff”)
– 21st Century, field of cardio-energetics
Energy Production
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
All cells contain micro-energy factories
known as mitochondria
 Their job is to generate energy and
they burn oxygen in the process
 By products (free radicals) are created in the process
(some are oxygen free radicals)
 CQ10 molecules are the workers within the
micro-energy factories and they do double duty. They are:
 The spark of cell energy
 Potent antioxidants that neutralize undesirable
oxygen free radicals
Free Radicals
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
 Some free radicals are necessary for
successful molecular interactions
 Some are not needed and/or are
harmful unless neutralized
Molecule
 Unless neutralized by antioxidants, free
radicals can accumulate in the body and:
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Slow energy production
Trigger wrinkling of skin
Accelerate the process of aging
Kill brain cells
Contribute most disease and illness (e.g., cancer
(e.g., cancer is a disease involving cells that reproduce
at an abnormally fast rate because the DNA blueprint
has been altered by free radical damage)
Free Radical
Everything that Exists has Energy!
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
Caveats:
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Energy contains information
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All cells have energy
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All cells store information-energetic memories
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Molecular interactions are involved in cellular memory
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Every molecular interaction in the body is an
information-energetic event—and can create
cellular memory!
Donated Cellular Memory
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Realizations Inc
1. Egg and Sperm - Human beings
typically start life with two donated live cells
 Use development directions that initially come these cells,
complete with genes, chromosomes, and informationenergy (cellular) memories
 Egg and sperm may carry cellular memory forward or
backward for 3-4 generations.
 This may help to explain the reason that specific types of
behaviors (e.g., strengths, weaknesses) and disease
patterns show up rather frequently – albeit
inconsistently -- in specific generational lines
Donated Cellular Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
2. Transplantation - Donor tissue cells
carry memories that can be released when
the tissue cells are placed in a recipient’s body
 Transplant recipients (especially heart, liver, and kidney) can
begin to participate in very specific cellular memories from
the donor - surprisingly accurate dreams about the donor
(e.g., heart transplants) and alteration in food tastes or new
food preferences (e.g., kidney transplants)
 Some cellular memory may be lost when cells are removed
from the body surgically. General anesthesia and conscious
(but likely not subconscious) loss of sensation during surgery
may influence cellular memory, as may specific life-saving
procedures (e.g., cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
Developed Cellular Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
1. Prenatal experiences - Parts of the
body seem able to hold and express memory
patterns behaviorally (beginning with gestation)
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Fear generated by actual events (trauma, pain) or imaginary
worries in the mother’s mind.
Malnutrition from lack of sufficient amounts of food or due
to poor quality of food
Substances ingested by the mother during pregnancy
(e.g., caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs)
Gestational learning (e.g., self-esteem, music harmony,
fear, anxiety, anger, emotional tone)
Exposure to viruses (envelope proteins bind to receptor
molecules). Some viruses may be connected with birth
defects (e.g., autism, schizophrenia)
Developed Cellular Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
2. Life Experiences after birth Especially if emotion is involved
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Happy, pleasant, positive, exciting events
• Actual or vicarious types of abuse
• Unhealed woundedness (e.g., emotional and/or physical pain of
childhood) that can trigger overreactions in the present
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Unfinished business (e.g., generational)
Traumas. Note: old traumas may be stored in the body as
cellular memory and may be sensed as a color, or look like
shapes or images, especially if experienced prior to development
of spoken language
Developed Cellular Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
3. Thinking Patterns - Every cell is aware
of what you think and feel
• Mind over matter - allergies and pain come and go, walk across
live coals without being burned
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Placebo effect - up to 70% of the effects from treatment is
thought to be due to the person’s belief in the treatment
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Conscious thoughts (perceptions, ideas, emotional tone) can
become chronic due to frequent use, as can patterns in the
subconscious as it interprets information from environment
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Alteration in behavior when re-entering a familiar system cellular memory stored during an altered state may be
more readily activated in a similar altered state (e.g., family
gatherings, substances, environments)
Developed Cellular Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
4. Lifestyle choices - Every cell is aware of
what you do and how you move
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Behaviors and actions can become chronic due to frequent use,
and the patterns can be loaded as cellular memories.
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Habitual posture and movement
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Mind set (positive or negative) can influence the progression of
disease. Estimates are that over 80% of all illness may originate
in the mind. The subconscious portion of the psychosomatic
network is the source of all psychosomatic illness. You Can’t
Afford the Luxury of a Single Negative (Peter McWilliams).
Exposure to sound / music (every cell is influenced by energy
reflected in sound waves)
Developed Cellular Memory
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
5. Lifestyle choices - Every cell is
aware of your response to stressors
• Subconscious memories are particularly likely to be formed
during stressful events because the hormones/neurotransmitters
released make amygdalae more excitable. If stress/trauma is
severe, damage to the hippocampus may result in any conscious
memories being fragmented or incomplete
• Other examples of potential contributors:
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Living an unbalanced lifestyle
Repeated exposure to substances (e.g., caffeine, nicotine,
alcohol, cocaine, medications, refined sugar, chemicals…)
Ingesting raw seafood
Chronic or unmanaged pain
Implications for Everyday Living
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
#1 Behaviors
Cellular memory may push you to repeat
behaviors in the present that were learned
in previous environments (e.g., childhood)
even when those behaviors may be
currently undesirable or inappropriate
Generally, people tend to feel “safe”when they believe
themselves competent to handle basic developmental tasks in
each area of life—commensurate with their age,
education, experience, maturity levels, and etc. When people
feel unsafe they may develop reactive behaviors such as
phobias. . .
Implications for Everyday Living
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
#2 Health and wellness
Disease-related stress may be an overwhelm
of unprocessed sensory input at the cellular
level (e.g., suppressed trauma, undigested
emotions, lack of awareness)
The brain is usually the first body system to recognize a
stressor. It reacts with split-second timing and can stimulate
the “stress reaction” for as long as 72 hours after a traumatic
incident. If chronic stress, the brain may be directing a
chronic stress response that can destroy brain cells.
Implications for Everyday Living
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
#3 Adaption (living inauthentically)
Forcing yourself to be someone you are not,
or stuffing down who you really are innately,
is incredibly taxing and can shorten your life
(by 14-25 years according to some estimates).
#4 Relationships
Can impacts relationships via likes and dislikes even
when you are unable to recall reasons consciously. This can
be especially problematic in areas related to intimacy
and/or sexual activity, especially if traumatic cellular
memory exists from previous relationships.
Cellular Memory Theory
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Realizations Inc
May form a basis for understanding:
 That a variety of therapeutic modalities have a
potential to contribute to a healthier and more
functional lifestyle
 That some modalities are more effective with
specific individuals than with others - as in different
strokes for different folks
 A plethora of therapeutic modalities exist
Therapeutic Modalities
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
 Visualization (active mental picturing)
Giving the brain specific pictures to follow has
been found to be helpful and effective in
creating and sustaining long-term change.
 Affirmation (a positive-mindset communication style)
Affirmation is the mind’s preferred programming
language. It can be perceived by all three brain layers and
is the most effective way to program the subconscious
mind.
Therapeutic Modalities, Cont’d
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
 Energy Medicine
Changes in the life force of the body (e.g., electric and
electromagnet) can promote healing. Energy medicine
includes light therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, touch and
movement therapies, cranial-sacral work, spiritual healing,
therapeutic massage, neuromuscular reprogramming), music
 Homeopathy (may be a form of energy medicine)
Exogenous information substances provided by the
homeopathy practitioner are designed to attach to receptor
molecules in the brain/body and provide instructions to
the cells toward healing.
Therapeutic Modalities, cont’d
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
 Music therapy
Every cell in the body registers and is influenced by the
energy reflected in sound waves. Sound vibrations that
strike the skin as well as those that enter the ear impact
cellular memory. The natural acoustical ability of cells
allows them to remember the tones of one’s life.
Different types of evocative and emotional music have been
found to stimulate receptor molecules on cell surfaces into a
dynamic vibrational state, unstick tissue and free up the flow
of information, synchronize specific neuronal fields, and
trigger specific emotional states.
Therapeutic Modalities
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
 Meditation (prayer is a form of meditation)
Trying to prevent information from moving up into
conscious awareness requires a great deal of energy.
Meditation can help to dissipate repressed information
and thus release energy.
 Honing one’s Spirituality
A pervading sense of inspiration and a personal vision about
what has personal meaning in life can contribute to an
energetic sense of wellness. This may include one’
connection with a Higher Power as well as meaningful rituals
(e.g., religious, spiritual, traditional, social, educational).
Therapeutic Modalities
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
 Recovery work
Memories stored in the psychosomatic network extending
into the body can sometimes be made conscious (e.g., abuse
recovery, grief recovery, family-of-origin work). You can
manage what you can bring to conscious awareness.
There is a close relationship between emotions and memory.
Learned patterns include the information plus the emotions
that were experienced while the learning took place. If pain
and fear were present, for example, the individual may be
reluctant to “recall” the information in later years to avoid
remembering the pain and fear.” Thus, both recall and
learning can be impaired.
Predictions
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
Researchers have predicted that high-levelwellness living in the 21st century will begin
to revolve more around prevention than
around the diagnosis of illness and its
treatment with prescription drugs.
Prevention strategies will take into
account cellular memory in ways never
before understood and/or in ways never
before seen on such a large scale.
Prevention Strategies
Arlene Taylor PhD
Realizations Inc
Will likely address specific behaviors that have been
shown to impact cellular memory positively:
 Affirmation
 Visualization
 Meditation (prayer)
Create your own cellular memory recovery
and/or prevention program -- NOW!
Speaker Information
If you ask Arlene Taylor what she does in life that absolutely
energizes her, she will likely reply, “I’m a brain-function
specialist and I help people thrive!” She incorporates cuttingedge brain-function research into her empowering seminars,
highlighting strategies that, when practically applied, can help
people be more successfulby design.
A recipient of the American Medal of Honor for Brain-Function Education
(American Biographical Institute Inc, 2002), Taylor holds earned doctorates in
Health and Human Services and in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. In 1989 the
Loma Linda University Nursing Alumni Association selected Taylor as
Alumna of the year. She has life membership in the National Registry of Who’s
Who, 2000 edition. A member of the National Speakers Association, Taylor is
listed with the Professional Speakers Bureau International.
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