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5:44 AM | December 13, 2012
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It is almost inconceivable that a biological function would be dedicated to the past rather than the future of an organism. The only use for knowledge of the past is to prepare for a ‘good’ future by: learning from past experience, using the past to predict the future, judging choices by past outcomes, imagining possibilities [...]

Schacter, D., Addis, D., Hassabis, D., Martin, V., Spreng, R. & Szpunar, K. (2012). The Future of Memory: Remembering, Imagining, and the Brain, Neuron, 76 (4) 677-694. DOI:

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