Jul 20, 2020
A co-authored review article on psychological time has been published in Neuroscience Research
The ability of mental time travel, which projects oneself psychologically into the past, has been thought to be a uniquely human trait. However, recent researches have shown that both non-human animals and preverbal human infants have their own specific mental time travel abilities. In this review, five authors from different fields of expertise discuss phylogenetic and ontogenic bases of mental time travel that is found in human adults from multiple perspectives.
Hirata, S., Betsuyaku, T., Fujita, K., Nakano, T., Yuji Ikegaya, Y. Phylogeny and ontogeny of mental time. Neurosci. Res., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neures.2020.07.008 Available online 15 July 2020.