Do hearts have memories? Transplant patient gets craving for food eaten by organ donor

A heart transplant patient is craving the food his donor used to eat, prompting questions over whether the organ has a 'memory' of its own.

David Waters cannot stop eating an Australian-made snack food called Burger Rings, and he has now found out that the teenager whose heart he received was always eating the same snack.

The curious case adds weight to a theory that the brain is not the only organ to store memories or personality traits. Some researchers believe that a memory process can develop in other parts of the body, such as the heart, a phenomenon known as 'cellular memory'.