Above and beyond the content: Feelings influence mental simulations

Kellen Mrkva, Luca Cian, Leaf Van Boven

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Gilead et al. present a rich account of abstraction. Though the account describes several elements which influence mental representation, it is worth also delineating how feelings, such as fluency and emotion, influence mental simulation. Additionally, though past experience can sometimes make simulations more accurate and worthwhile (as Gilead et al. suggest), many systematic prediction errors persist despite substantial experience.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere139
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Early online date19 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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© The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press.

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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