Storing events to retell them

Jean-Louis Dessalles
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences, June 2007, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s0140525x07002063

What is it about?

Episodic memory is disproportionate in our species. It requires much of our brain resources. The claim is that its function is to produce relevant narrative in language.

Why is it important?

This paper provides a consistence Darwinian function to human episodic memory.

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