With Episodic Memory, ‘What We Remember’ Makes ‘What We Are’
According to psychology and brain science, ‘what we are’ (= our identity) in a human community does not exist without our emotion-enhanced episodic memory.
Could we be happy with such an awkward concept that our identity is built by our ‘external body features’ and ‘unconscious behaviour’, which are not under our control, without involving our memory that constructs our true identity?
With our own episodic memory involved, ‘what we are’ is ‘what we remember’.
Episodic memory is known to be malleable, which does not help with forensic but helps with identity authentication; our episodic memory as our secret credential does not have to be ‘objectively’ true to other people, but it satisfies the objective if it is ‘subjectively’ true to us. Criminals, who could somehow obtain a clue to the former, would find it extremely hard to get the clue to the latter.
Incidentally, it should be noted that we must not authenticate the people who have lost the control of their brain functions; the identity verification of those people must be left to their guardians.
The most popular article of mine — “Quantum Computing and Password Authentication” https://aitechtrend.com/quantum-computing-and-password-authentication/
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