How do lesion studies elucidate the role of the hippocampus in intertemporal choice?

@article{Palombo2015HowDL,
  title={How do lesion studies elucidate the role of the hippocampus in intertemporal choice?},
  author={Daniela J. Palombo and Margaret Keane and Mieke Verfaellie},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={407-8}
}
In a thought-provoking article, Boyer (2008) hypothesized that the remarkable human feat of imagining the future may be a crucial driving force in guiding goal-directed behavior. According to his proposal, episodic future thinking serves as a footbrake to offset the natural human tendency to engage in nearsighted behaviors–those that have short but not necessarily long-term gains. In this regard, episodic future thinking may be an intrinsic “look before you leap” mechanism; you may be more… CONTINUE READING

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