Journal or Book Title
Behavioral and Brain Science
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.
Cambridge University Press
Szpunar, Karl K. and Chan, Jason C.K., "Beyond communication: Episodic memory is key to the self in time" (2018). Psychology Publications. 47.