Mental time travel sickness and a Bayesian remedy

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Abstract

Mental time travel is a principled, but a narrow and computationally limiting, implementation of foresight. Future events can be predicted with sufficient specificity without having to have episodic memory of specific past events. Bayesian estimation theory provides a framework by which one can make predictions about specific future events by combining information about various generic patterns in the past experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-324
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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