Identity + Moral Compass

Research on neurodegenerative diseases suggests that, more than anything else, moral traits like kindness and integrity define who we are.

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[Following up with a more detailed analysis, Strohminger and Nichols discovered that symptoms of declining morality were strongly associated with the perception that a patient’s identity had changed, while failing memory, depression, and more traditional measures of personality appeared to have almost nothing to do with a person’s identity. The only other symptom that had any discernible impact on identity was aphasia, a language impairment.] Full article here | THE PACIFIC STANDARD

KINDNESS

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