An adaptive function of mental time travel: Motivating farsighted decisions Journal Article uri icon



  • AbstractThe episodic memory system allows us to experience the emotions of past, counterfactual, and prospective events. We outline how this phenomenological experience can convey motivational incentives for farsighted decisions. In this way, we challenge important arguments for Mahr & Csibra's (M&C's) conclusion that future-oriented mental time travel is unlikely to be a central function of episodic memory.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • June 18, 2024 5:45 AM

Full Author List

  • Benoit RG; Berkers RMWJ; Paulus PC

author count

  • 3

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

Additional Document Info


  • 41


  • e3