Neural substrates of envisioning the future

  title={Neural substrates of envisioning the future},
  author={Karl K Szpunar and Jason Watson and Kathleen B. McDermott},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={642 - 647}
The ability to envision specific future episodes is a ubiquitous mental phenomenon that has seldom been discussed in the neuroscience literature. In this study, subjects underwent functional MRI while using event cues (e.g., Birthday) as a guide to vividly envision a personal future event, remember a personal memory, or imagine an event involving a familiar individual. Two basic patterns of data emerged. One set of regions (e.g., within left lateral premotor cortex; left precuneus; right… 

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