Temporal concepts and episodic memory: A response to Hoerl

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Abstract

Hoerl claims that episodic memory is necessary for a concept of the past, and that we should consider some severely amnesic patients as lacking such a concept. I question whether this description of such patients is plausible, and whether it helps us understand lack of insight in amnesia. I finish by arguing that Hoerl's analysis of what constitutes a concept of the past raises interesting developmental issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-262
Number of pages11
JournalMind & Language
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

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