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Thinking about thinking about time

  • Jonathan Redshaw (a1), Adam Bulley (a2) (a3) and Thomas Suddendorf (a1)
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Hoerl & McCormack (H&M) discuss the possible function of meta-representations in temporal cognition but ultimately take an agnostic stance. Here we outline the fundamental role that we believe meta-representations play. Because humans know that their representations of future events are just representations, they are in a position to compensate for the shortcomings of their own foresight and to prepare for multiple contingencies.



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There was a misspelling in Adam Bulley's second affiliation in the original online version of this commentary. This has been corrected here and an erratum has been published.



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Thinking about thinking about time

  • Jonathan Redshaw (a1), Adam Bulley (a2) (a3) and Thomas Suddendorf (a1)
  • Please note a correction has been issued for this article.


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