Your Space or Mine? Mapping Self in Time

  title={Your Space or Mine? Mapping Self in Time},
  author={Brittany M. Christian and Lynden K. Miles and C. Neil Macrae},
  booktitle={PloS one},
While humans are capable of mentally transcending the here and now, this faculty for mental time travel (MTT) is dependent upon an underlying cognitive representation of time. To this end, linguistic, cognitive and behavioral evidence has revealed that people understand abstract temporal constructs by mapping them to concrete spatial domains (e.g. past=backward, future=forward). However, very little research has investigated factors that may determine the topographical characteristics of these… CONTINUE READING
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