X-Message-Number: 14144
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 15:55:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Badger <>
Subject: Re: more on identity

Thomas Donaldson wrote:

> As one of the simplest issues raised by this Cryonet
> discussion, why would a short tape (or even a long >
one) help us recover our identity?
> If I listened to your tape, would I then become you?
> Identity is not simply the knowledge of facts ... 
> though knowledge of facts is somehow involved.

"Reminiscence Therapy" (RT) has been defined as vocal
or silent recall of events in a person's life, either
alone, or with another person or group of people. It
typically involves group meetings, at least once a
week in which participants are encouraged to talk
about past events, often assisted by aids such as
photos, music, objects and videos of the past. 

RT is often used to treat a variety of
dementia-related disorders in the elderly.

> I'll put together a text bibliography on identity 
> and make it available to anyone who wants it.


Thanks for the other references, Thomas.


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