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Is memory for remembering? Recollection as a form of episodic hypothetical thinking
  • F. Brigard
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 2013
It is claimed that remembering is a particular operation of a cognitive system that permits the flexible recombination of different components of encoded traces into representations of possible past events that might or might not have occurred, in the service of constructing mental simulations of possible future events. Expand
Is Belief in Free Will a Cultural Universal
Recent experimental research has revealed surprising patterns in people's intuitions about free will and moral responsibility. One limitation of this research, however, is that it has been conductedExpand
Influence of outcome valence in the subjective experience of episodic past, future, and counterfactual thinking
The results suggest that clarity and vividness were higher for past than future, emotional intensity was lower for counterfactual simulations than past and future simulations, and outcome valence influenced participants' judgment of probability for future and counterfactUAL simulations. Expand
The Nature of Memory Traces
Memory trace was originally a philosophical term used to explain the phenomenon of remembering. Once debated by Plato, Aristotle, and Zeno of Citium, the notion seems more recently to have become theExpand
If you like it, does it matter if it's real?
Most people's intuitive reaction after considering Nozick's experience machine thought-experiment seems to be just like his: we feel very little inclination to plug in to a virtual reality machineExpand
The Origins of Meaning: Language in the Light of Evolution
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Remembering what could have happened: Neural correlates of episodic counterfactual thinking
Examination of functional magnetic resonance imaging data suggests that episodic counterfactual thinking engages regions that form the core brain network, and also that the subjective likelihood of the authors' counterfactUAL thoughts modulates the engagement of different areas within this set of regions. Expand
Blame, not ability, impacts moral “ought” judgments for impossible actions: Toward an empirical refutation of “ought” implies “can”
Results together show that folk moral judgments do not conform to a widely assumed philosophical principle that "ought" implies "can," and that judgments of blame play a modulatory role in some judgments of obligation. Expand
Responsibility and the Brain Sciences
Some theorists think that the more we get to know about the neural underpinnings of our behaviors, the less likely we will be to hold people responsible for their actions. This intuition has drivenExpand
The Role of Attention in Conscious Recollection
  • F. Brigard
  • Psychology
  • Front. Psychology
  • 10 February 2012
Most research on the relationship between attention and consciousness has been limited to perception. However, perceptions are not the only kinds of mental contents of which we can be conscious. AnExpand