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Abstract The concept of a temporal integration process in the timing mechanisms in the brain, postulated on the basis of experimental observations from various paradigms (for a review see P$oUppel, 1978), has been explored in a sensorimotor synchronization task. Subjects synchronized their finger taps to sequences of auditory stimuli with(More)
We present two experiments demonstrating that: (i) the latency of perception of the position of a small visual target moving towards the fovea is shorter than that of the same target moving away from the fovea; (ii) the reaction time (RT) to onset of motion of the same type of target is also shorter when it moves towards the fovea; and (iii) the RT to onset(More)
Timing plays an important role in perceiving and performing music. Finger tapping has been successfully used for analyzing timing processes (Fraisse, 1966, Franĕk et al., 1987, 1988). The aim of this study is to determine differences between musically trained and untrained subjects in their ability to follow repetitive rhythmic tonal patterns by finger(More)
The same isochronous tone sequence was presented simultaneously to two mutually isolated subjects. In half the trials, accentuation in this sequence was accomplished by doubling the duration of the first and then of every fourth tone; in the other half, by doubling the frequency of those tones. The subjects' task was to follow the rhythm of the resulting(More)
In order to verify the presumed dopaminergic basis of olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD), we studied olfactory functions in 12 PD patients (mean age 60.1 yrs, mean duration of PD 9.0 yrs, mean Hoehn and Yahr score 2.8) before and after apomorphine (APO) administration. Amylacetate (banana smell) in 12 sequential dilutions (in 50% steps) was(More)
ERPs to sequences of standard and deviant sinusoidal 100 msec tone pips, high-contrast sinusoidal gratings and to their simultaneously presented combinations were recorded. Mismatch negativity (MMN), an ERP component elicited by deviant stimuli, was estimated for the different stimulus sequences in order to find out whether it reflects modality-specific(More)
Development of an ability to maintain verbally instructed central gaze fixation was studied in 8-, 9- and 10-year-old boys. The stability of central gaze fixation was tested by the sudden appearance of a novel, peripheral stimulus triggering reflexive saccade. In Experiment I, the ability to maintain verbally instructed central gaze fixation upon nonsense(More)
In olfaction, it is not possible to determine which nostril is being stimulated, i.e., lateralize, when a pure olfactory substance, e.g., phenylethyl alcohol or vanillin, is administered into one nostril, and, simultaneously, an odorless, solvent blank into the contralateral nostril. We subjected volunteers to extensive training, with feedback on each(More)
A statistical analysis was performed on extracellularly recorded spike trains of spontaneously active mesencephalic reticular neurons of rats. Only stationary records were used for detailed examination. The moments of interspike intervals were computed, hypothesis of renewal process and its specific forms was tested. Implications for statistical methodology(More)