The Ape That Lived to Tell the Tale. The Evolution of the Art of Storytelling and Its Relationship to Mental Time Travel and Theory of Mind

E. Garcia-Pelegrin, C. Wilkins & N. S. Clayton

November 10, 2021

The art of storytelling is a defining behavior of humans. The stories we tell ourselves are intrinsic to our ability to mentally navigate the space-time continuum by recalling our episodic memories and gaining crucial information from them, whilst imagining possible futures and how to manage them successfully.

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