CHRONAESTHESIA [aka CHRONESTHESIA]
the hypothetical ability that allows humans to be constantly aware of the past and the future, i.e. mental time travel – a concept first hypothesised by Endel Tulving in the 1980’s. There seems to be some confusion about the definitions of episodic memory, and mental time travel. Episodic memory involves projecting oneself back in time and recollecting autobiographical events (times, places, associated emotions, and other contextual knowledge). Mental time travel involves the acquisition, retention and retrieval of autobiographical events to use for acute depictions of future trends and experiences. Therefore, mental time travel involves both past and future thinking, while episodic memory only deals with mentally traveling to the past.