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Episodic future thinking in amnesic mild cognitive impairment
Assessing whether amnesic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI) affects EFT revealed that aMCI patients produced fewer episodic, event-specific details, and an increased number of semantic details for both past and future events, as compared to controls. Expand
Future thinking in Parkinson's disease: An executive function?
Results suggest that poor performance in the future thinking task is associated with poor executive control and less so with memory impairment, and flexible searching activities of past details might be crucial capacities for envisaging one's own future. Expand
What differentiates episodic future thinking from complex scene imagery?
Results indicated that episodic future thoughts were more clearly represented than autobiographical future events occurring in unfamiliar setting and future events involving familiar others and suggest that future and atemporal events are mentally represented in a similar way. Expand
Eye movements disrupt spatial but not visual mental imagery
It is suggested that eye movements serve to a greater extent the spatial than the visual component of mental imagery, which is in line with previous literature. Expand
The beyond within
“There is more to reality that meets a normal eye. Behind the curtain of everyday consciousness there is hidden another unutterably strange mental universe”. This is how a documentary of the BritishExpand
Space-related confabulations after right hemisphere damage
These instances of confabulation occurring after right hemisphere damage are reviewed, and it is proposed that they might reflect the attempts of the left hemisphere to make sense of inappropriate input received from the damaged right hemisphere. Expand
Botallo's error, or the quandaries of the universality assumption
The potential dangers of interpreting the pattern of performance of single patients as conclusive evidence concerning the architecture of the intact neurocognitive system are stressed, along with potential ways to deal with individual variability in cognitive neuroscience. Expand
Refusing to imagine? On the possibility of psychogenic aphantasia. A commentary on Zeman et al. (2015)
Zeman, Dewar, and Della Sala (2015) provide important insights into several aspects of the lifelong inability to mentally visualize absent objects and label this condition “aphantasia”, a convenient term that may help focusing research on the phenomenon. Expand
Predicting the future
Abstract : The author comments on opinion as the basic means of forecasting technological and social developments in the economy.
Collective representations elicit widespread individual false memories
The present study examined memories concerning one of the worst and deadliest terrorist attacks in Italian history, the Bologna massacre, and found that ‘‘mental filters’’ influence the mental representations of the events. Expand