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The distinctive role of executive functions in implicit emotion regulation.
The amount of down-regulation in the fictional condition was found to be predicted by interindividual variability in updating performances, but not by the other measures of executive functions, suggesting its implication even in implicit forms of ER. Expand
The paradox of fiction: Emotional response toward fiction and the modulatory role of self-relevance.
It is suggested that when a stimulus triggers a personal memory, the emotional response is less prone to be modulated by contextual factors, and suggested that personal engagement could be responsible for emotional reaction toward fiction. Expand
Imagination in Thought Experimentation: Sketching a Cognitive Approach to Thought Experiments
We attribute the capability of imagination to the madman as to the scientist, to the novelist as to the metaphysician, and last but not least to ourselves. The same, apparently, holds for thoughtExpand
The Two Faces of Mental Imagery
Against Cognitivism About Supposition
A popular view maintains that supposition is a kind of cognitive mental state, very similar to belief in essential respects. Call this view “cognitivism about supposition”. There are at least threeExpand
Supposition and the imaginative realm