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Personality changes associated with organ transplantation  Science and health

Personality changes associated with organ transplantation Science and health

It is not uncommon to find reports of people who have experienced personality changes after undergoing an organ transplant. For example, in the 1990s, one recipient said that he suddenly fell in love with music after receiving the award The heart of the young musician. Others revealed that they had evolved New tastes in food, art, sex, or profession. There were even those who claimed that they had gained it New memories.

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To study this issue further, researchers from the University of Colorado in the United States conducted research that included 47 participants, 23 who underwent heart transplants and 24 other organs. Everyone answered an online survey, according to the results, 89% Definite personality changes.

The majority of patients in the study said they suffered Four or more personality changesMost were related to mood, emotions, food, identity, religious/spiritual beliefs, or memories.

the gate Science Alert He highlights that the University of Colorado study is one of the first to measure the changes in personality that occur after a A wide range of organ transplants. Previous studies tended to focus on people with a heart.

It is not known exactly what causes receptors to exhibit new tastes. As for the heart, some researchers have explained this There is a “little brain” in the organ. In the case of others, immunosuppressive medications may be responsible or perhaps “DiaryThey are widely stored throughout the body.

The Systemic Memory Hypothesis predicts this All living cells have “memory” Science Alert notes that the transplant recipient can feel the donor's story through his or her tissues.

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Even though the nerve connections to the transplanted organ are cut, the nerves are still able to perform their functions. Evidence indicates that these Nerve connections can be partially restored One year after organ transplant surgery. Thus, neurotransmitter interactions based on donor memories can cause a Physiological response in the nervous system From the recipient, which affects his personality.

The report adds that scientists found donor cells circulating in recipients for up to two years after the procedure. Where do these cells go? What happens to your DNA not clear. But when it comes to DNA, once it escapes from cells, it seems to trigger inflammation, and chronic low-grade inflammation has been shown to trigger inflammation. Changes personality traits.

Researchers at the University of Colorado indicate that more studies are needed Deepen understanding of the exact reasons for these changes Of personality.

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