On the distinction between perceived duration and event timing: towards a unified model of time perception

Rhodes, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-5859-4567, 2018. On the distinction between perceived duration and event timing: towards a unified model of time perception. Timing & Time Perception, 6 (1), pp. 90-123. ISSN 2213-445X

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Abstract

Time is a fundamental dimension of human perception, cognition and action, as the perception and cognition of temporal information is essential for everyday activities and survival. Innumerable studies have investigated the perception of time over the last 100 years, but the neural and computational bases for the processing of time remains unknown. Extant models of time perception are discussed before the proposition of a unified model of time perception that relates perceived event timing with perceived duration. The distinction between perceived event timing and perceived duration provides the current for navigating contemporary approaches to time perception. Recent work has advocated a Bayesian approach to time perception. This framework has been applied to both duration and perceived timing, where prior expectations about when a stimulus might occur in the future (prior distribution) are combined with current sensory evidence (likelihood function) in order to generate the perception of temporal properties (posterior distribution). In general, these models predict that the brain uses temporal expectations to bias perception in a way that stimuli are ‘regularized’ i.e. stimuli look more like what has been seen before. As such, the synthesis of perceived timing and duration models is of theoretical importance for the field of timing and time perception.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Timing & Time Perception
Creators: Rhodes, D.
Publisher: Brill
Date: 15 May 2018
Volume: 6
Number: 1
ISSN: 2213-445X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1163/22134468-20181132DOI
Rights: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the prevailing CC-BY license at the time of publication.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 26 Jul 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34175

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