What? Humans Are Capable of Mental Time Travel
Humans are movers, relentlessly restless specious, natural migrants, wonders, investors, explorers. We decision the way we want to live. This evolved ourselves with different cultures. Human body perform several function without rest from the birth. And what shout we talk about our brain. Brain is an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity.
A recent study published in in the journal Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews revealed that humans are the only specious capable of mental time travel. Human are capable of mental time travel. Humans appear to be the only species who are able to remember events that they had experienced.
The research team assumed that mental time travel is composed of different components. The researchers found no definitive evidence for foresightful behavior in animals.
Component one are memory traces from episodic memory. That means: fairly accurate representations of personally experienced episodes, where each trace represents a particular experience.
Mr. Sen Cheng, professor at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.
Another component is the ability to contrast mental scenarios. It may vary with the human. This mean that the dynamic representation of past or expected situation that are not isolated but can be embedded into larger contexts and can be reflected. And if someone misplace their key, then mentally travel back to place and situation where they still had the key.
But the question arise how to construct mental scenarios?
The new model that the researcher developed suggests a new relationship between mental time travel and episodic memory — the memory of autobiographical events that can be explicitly stated.
In order to answer the question if animals are capable of mental time travel, the researchers relied on published experimental studies and matched the results with their own model.
“Some animals indeed appear to possess episodic memory. There is, however, no evidence that they are able to construct, reflect and compare different future scenarios like humans are. We, therefore, do not believe that animals are capable of mental time travel,” said one of the researchers Sen Cheng.
However, the researchers did not found any evidence of anticipatory behavior in animals. Maybe it is possible that the scientist will find in near future how human brain can able to travel in time.
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