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What makes us tick? Functional and neural mechanisms of interval timing
Time is a fundamental dimension of life. It is crucial for decisions about quantity, speed of movement and rate of return, as well as for motor control in walking, speech, playing or appreciatingExpand
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Scalar timing in memory.
A recent report of ours’ proposed an information-processing account of temporal generalization. The account posited a clock process, which was the basic time measurement device, and working andExpand
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Neuropharmacology of timing and time perception.
  • W. Meck
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain research. Cognitive brain research
  • 1996
Time is a guiding force in the behavior of all organisms. For both a rat in an experimental setting (e.g. Skinner box) trying to predict when reinforcement will be delivered and a human in aExpand
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A mode control model of counting and timing processes.
  • W. Meck, R. Church
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Animal…
  • 1983
The similarity of animal counting and timing processes was demonstrated in four experiments that used a psychophysical choice procedure. In Experiment 1, rats initially learned a discriminationExpand
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Cortico-striatal circuits and interval timing: coincidence detection of oscillatory processes.
  • M. Matell, W. Meck
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain research. Cognitive brain research
  • 1 October 2004
Humans and other animals demonstrate the ability to perceive and respond to temporally relevant information with characteristic behavioral properties. For example, the response time distributions inExpand
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Neuroanatomical and Neurochemical Substrates of Timing
We all have a sense of time. Yet, there are no sensory receptors specifically dedicated for perceiving time. It is an almost uniquely intangible sensation: we cannot see time in the way that we seeExpand
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Neuropsychology of timing and time perception
  • W. Meck
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Brain and Cognition
  • 1 June 2005
Interval timing in the range of milliseconds to minutes is affected in a variety of neurological and psychiatric populations involving disruption of the frontal cortex, hippocampus, basal ganglia,Expand
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Scalar expectancy theory and peak-interval timing in humans.
The properties of the internal clock, temporal memory, and decision processes used to time short durations were investigated. The peak-interval procedure was used to evaluate the timing of 8-, 12-,Expand
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Application of scalar timing theory to individual trials.
Our purpose was to infer the characteristics of the internal clock, temporal memory, and decision processes involved in temporal generalization behavior on the basis of the analysis of individualExpand
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