This is in reference to strantor's post on memory. http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=81807 Is memory inherited? I say it is. I think that instinct is a case of inherited memory. Human beings must be taught to walk yet a colt can walk from the moment it is born. I think this is at least some proof. I remember going for one of my first job interviews in electronics. I entered this building and got into an old elevator. The type where you have to close the door on your own. I had an odd feeling that I had been there before, but when I hit the wrong button and accidentally went into the basement, the feeling became very strong. On return home, I told my father about my interview. He asked me about the building because he used to live in that area. When I told him, he told me he had purchased his first car in that building. Chances are he had to go to the basement to accept delivery. A delivery of your first new car, especially after the fact that my father grew up in the depression had to leave a strong emotional impression on him. I just wonder if he was able to pass that memory on to me.