Attention and Interference in Prospective and Retrospective Timing

  title={Attention and Interference in Prospective and Retrospective Timing},
  author={Scott W. Brown and D. Alan Stubbs},
  pages={545 - 557}
Subjects listened to a series of musical selections and then judged the duration of each selection. Some subjects were informed beforehand that timing was involved (prospective timing) whereas others were informed afterwards (retrospective timing). Half the groups performed a concurrent proofreading task during stimulus presentation. The results showed a trade-off between temporal and nontemporal task performance: prospective-timing groups were more accurate in judging time and were worse at… 

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