The comparative study of mental time travel.

  title={The comparative study of mental time travel.},
  author={William A Roberts and Miranda C. Feeney},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={13 6},
People regularly travel through time mentally to remember and reconstruct past events and to anticipate and plan future events. We suggest that a bi-cone structure best describes human mental time travel (MTT) abilities. Experiments with scrub-jays, rats and non-human primates have investigated whether MTT is uniquely human by examining the abilities of these animals to remember what, where and when an event occurred and to anticipate future events. We argue that animal memory for when an event… CONTINUE READING