Using episodic memory to gauge implicit and/or indeterminate social commitments

John Michael, Marcell Székely, Wayne Christensen
2018 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
In discussing Mahr & Csibra's (M&C's) observations about the role of episodic memory in grounding social commitments, we propose that episodic memory is especially useful for gauging cases of implicit commitment and cases in which the content of a commitment is indeterminate. We conclude with some thoughts about how commitment may relate to the evolution of episodic memory.
doi:10.1017/s0140525x1700142x pmid:29353580 fatcat:huvz7zxyxrhpzdrlk233uwdfja