Tracking the construction of episodic future thoughts.

  title={Tracking the construction of episodic future thoughts.},
  author={Arnaud D'Argembeau and Arnaud Mathy},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={140 2},
The ability to mentally simulate possible futures (episodic future thinking) is of fundamental importance for various aspects of human cognition and behavior, but precisely how humans construct mental representations of future events is still essentially unknown. We suggest that episodic future thoughts consist of transitory patterns of activation over knowledge structures at different levels of specificity, with general knowledge about the personal future (i.e., personal semantic information… CONTINUE READING

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