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What makes us tick? Functional and neural mechanisms of interval timing
TLDR
It is proposed that the brain represents time in a distributed manner and tells the time by detecting the coincidental activation of different neural populations.
Scalar Timing in Memory
TLDR
The generalized account proposed here will develop the conclusion that scalar sources dominate in some time ranges, while other sources may dominate in others, and are applied to two additional timing tasks with different characteristics.
Neuropharmacology of timing and time perception.
  • W. Meck
  • Psychology, Biology
    Brain research. Cognitive brain research
  • 1996
Cortico-striatal circuits and interval timing: coincidence detection of oscillatory processes.
  • M. Matell, W. Meck
  • Biology, Psychology
    Brain research. Cognitive brain research
  • 1 October 2004
Neuroanatomical and Neurochemical Substrates of Timing
TLDR
Neural firing rates in both striatal and interconnected frontal areas vary as a function of duration, suggesting a neurophysiological mechanism for the representation of time in the brain, with the excitatory–inhibitory balance of interactions among distinct subtypes of striatal neuron serving to fine-tune temporal accuracy and precision.
Neuropsychology of timing and time perception
  • W. Meck
  • Psychology, Biology
    Brain and Cognition
  • 1 June 2005
Selective adjustment of the speed of internal clock and memory processes.
  • W. Meck
  • Psychology, Biology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Animal…
  • 1 April 1983
TLDR
The conclusion is that internal clock and memory processes can be dissociated by selectively adjusting their speed of operation and that these changes can be quantitatively modeled by a scalar timing theory.
How emotions colour our perception of time
Organizational effects of early gonadal secretions on sexual differentiation in spatial memory.
TLDR
The data suggest that early exposure to gonadal steroids (probably estradiol) improves acquisition of spatial tasks by reorganizing and simplifying associational-perceptual processes that guide spatial ability.
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