Saturday, October 15, 2005
experiencing self / remembering self
What makes us? are we made by our experiences from moment to moment or are we the sum total of our memories. daniel kahneman says that what we remember of our experiences are only its emotional highs and lows and its endings which have little connection with our actual experiences from moment to moment. seligman in contrast puts his emphasis on the remembering self. to him, we are our memories rather than the sum total of our experiences. only advances in neurosciences can throw more light on these varying approaches.