Episodic Future Thought

@article{Szpunar2010EpisodicFT,
  title={Episodic Future Thought},
  author={Karl K Szpunar},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={5},
  pages={142 - 162}
}
  • K. Szpunar
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
The ability to mentally simulate hypothetical scenarios is a rapidly growing area of research in both psychology and neuroscience. Episodic future thought, or the ability to simulate specific personal episodes that may potentially occur in the future, represents one facet of this general capacity that continues to garner a considerable amount of interest. The purpose of this article is to elucidate current knowledge and identify a number of unresolved issues regarding this specific mental… Expand
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