Commentary

Are counterfactuals in and about time?

Citation

Beck SR & Rafetseder E (2019) Are counterfactuals in and about time?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42, Art. No.: e245. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x19000591

Abstract
We discuss whether the two systems approach can advance understanding of children's developing counterfactual thinking. We argue that types of counterfactual thinking that are acquired early in development could be handled by the temporal updating system, whereas those that emerge in middle childhood require thinking about specific events in time.

Keywords
Physiology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

Journal
Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Volume 42

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2019
Publication date online12/12/2019
Date accepted by journal20/01/2019
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
ISSN0140-525X
eISSN1469-1825