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Memory, imagination, and the asymmetry between past and future

  • Bjorn Merker (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X07002117
  • Published online: 29 October 2007
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A number of difficulties encumber the Suddendorf & Corballis (S&C) proposal regarding mental time travel into the future. Among these are conceptual issues turning on the inherent asymmetry of time and causality with regard to past and future, and the bearing of such asymmetry on the uses and utility of retrospective versus prospective mental time travel, on which I comment.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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