Separate Timing Mechanisms for Duration and Rate Perception: Evidence and Implications

Carolyn Brighouse, Carmel Levitan
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Temporal perception encompasses several timing properties, including duration and temporal rate. If temporal perception were a unified mechanism, one might predict that differences in perception would apply across properties; thus, a stimulus that seems to persist for a longer duration might also seem to flicker more slowly. Moreover, effects that seem to be largely unisensory for duration might also be expected to be sensory specific for rate. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that
more » ... he mechanisms that underlie perception of temporal rate work quite differently from those that underlie duration perception, which has important implications for models of time perception.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.02.346 fatcat:4bjday7fazb7fljkxbuuuvcphq