Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

1-22-2018

Journal or Book Title

Behavioral and Brain Science

Volume

41

First Page

e33

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X17001522

Abstract

Mahr & Csibra (M&C) propose that episodic memory evolved to support epistemic authority in social communication. We argue for a more parsimonious interpretation whereby episodic memory subserves a broader preparatory function for both social and non-social behavior. We conclude by highlighting that functional accounts of episodic memory may need to consider the complex interrelations between self and subjective time.

Comments

This is an accepted manuscript published as Szpunar, Karl K., and Jason CK Chan. "Beyond communication: Episodic memory is key to the self in time." The Behavioral and brain sciences 41 (2018): e33. doi:10.1017/S0140525X17001522. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Cambridge University Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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