Hancock, P.A., & Shahnami, N. (2010). Memory as a string of pearls. Kronoscope, 10, 77-82.
Which representational metaphor one chooses serves to exert a powerful influence upon how we conceive of and subsequently think about time. In the human perception of time, one of the most critical faculties is that of memory, since it appears that we remember the past and anticipate the future while simultaneously experiencing the present.