Voluntary Timing and Brain Function: An Information Processing Approach

@article{Wing2002VoluntaryTA,
  title={Voluntary Timing and Brain Function: An Information Processing Approach},
  author={Alan Wing},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2002},
  volume={48},
  pages={7-30}
}
  • A. Wing
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Brain and Cognition
This article takes an information processing perspective to review current understanding of brain mechanisms of human voluntary timing. Theoretical accounts of timing of the production of isochronous tapping and rhythms and of bimanual responding repetitive responding are reviewed. The mapping of higher level temporal parameter setting and memory processes and of lower level motor implementation process onto cortical and subcortical brain structures is discussed in relation to evidence from… 
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