On being stuck in time

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Hoerl, Christoph;
(2008)

It is sometimes claimed that non-human animals (and perhaps also young children) live their lives entirely in the present and are cognitively 'stuck in time'. Adult humans, by contrast, are said to be able to engage in 'mental time travel'. One possible way of making se... View more
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