Memory, Time, and Identity

Most fascinating of all, however, is the reason the “reminiscence bump” happens in the first place: Hammond argues that because memory and identity are so closely intertwined, it is in those formative years, when we’re constructing our identity and finding our place in the world, that our memory latches onto particularly vivid details in order to use them later in reinforcing that identity.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/15/time-warped-claudia-hammond/

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