Relative timing and perceptual asynchrony

Arnold, Derek H. (2010). Relative timing and perceptual asynchrony. In Romi Nijhawan and Beena Khurana (Ed.), Space and time in perception and action (pp. 254-277) Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511750540.016

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Author Arnold, Derek H.
Title of chapter Relative timing and perceptual asynchrony
Title of book Space and time in perception and action
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1017/CBO9780511750540.016
ISBN 9780521863186
Editor Romi Nijhawan
Beena Khurana
Chapter number 16
Start page 254
End page 277
Total pages 24
Total chapters 30
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Formatted Abstract/Summary
How do human observers determine the relative timings of different events? One perspective, which I shall refer to as the brain–time theory of perception, suggests that apparent timing is related to when specific analyses are concluded within distinct and relatively independent regions of the brain. This proposal is controversial, not least because it suggests that temporal perception is error prone and subject to the rates at which analyses are concluded in different parts of the brain. One observation that may favor this perspective is that physically coincident changes in color and direction can appear asynchronous – a perceptual asynchrony. In this chapter I will review the theoretical interpretations and empirical evidence that relate to this phenomenon. I will argue that this timing illusion provides good evidence for a relationship between the time courses of sensory processing in the brain and perceived timing.
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Additional Notes Description: xiii, 567 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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