Timing and time perception: A review of recent behavioral and neuroscience findings and theoretical directions

  title={Timing and time perception: A review of recent behavioral and neuroscience findings and theoretical directions},
  author={Simon Grondin},
  journal={Attention, Perception, \& Psychophysics},
  • S. Grondin
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Psychology
  • Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
The aim of the present review article is to guide the reader through portions of the human time perception, or temporal processing, literature. After distinguishing the main contemporary issues related to time perception, the article focuses on the main findings and explanations that are available in the literature on explicit judgments about temporal intervals. The review emphasizes studies that are concerned with the processing of intervals lasting a few milliseconds to several seconds and… 

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