Influence of outcome valence in the subjective experience of episodic past, future, and counterfactual thinking.

@article{Brigard2012InfluenceOO,
  title={Influence of outcome valence in the subjective experience of episodic past, future, and counterfactual thinking.},
  author={Felipe De Brigard and Kelly S. Giovanello},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={1085-96}
}
Recent findings suggest that our capacity to imagine the future depends on our capacity to remember the past. However, the extent to which episodic memory is involved in our capacity to think about what could have happened in our past, yet did not occur (i.e., episodic counterfactual thinking), remains largely unexplored. The current experiments investigate the phenomenological characteristics and the influence of outcome valence on the experience of past, future and counterfactual thoughts… CONTINUE READING