The perception of time in childhood migraine

Vicario, Carmelo M., Gulisano, Mariangela, Martino, Davide and Rizzo, Renata (2014) The perception of time in childhood migraine. Cephalalgia, 34 7: 548-553. doi:10.1177/0333102413517774

Author Vicario, Carmelo M.
Gulisano, Mariangela
Martino, Davide
Rizzo, Renata
Title The perception of time in childhood migraine
Journal name Cephalalgia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1468-2982
Publication date 2014-06-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0333102413517774
Open Access Status
Volume 34
Issue 7
Start page 548
End page 553
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher SAGE Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction Migraine is a syndrome rather common in children. Recent results have accounted evidence of altered activity corresponding to the supplemental motor area in this pediatric population. Given the role of this region in the motor timing of supra-second temporal intervals, we hypothesized that time representation is abnormal in childhood migraine.

Subjects and methods We compared time-processing abilities between 11 children with migraine and 11 age-matched healthy children, employing a time reproduction task in which subjects actively reproduced different supra-second temporal intervals.

Results We show that children with migraine are less accurate (overestimate) and more variable in reproducing time intervals.

Conclusion Results are discussed on the basis of the recent evidence about abnormal cortical and neurochemical activity in childhood migraine, but also in relation to a possible alteration of spatial attention mechanisms in this clinical population. The low number of patients examined represents a limit of this study and indicates that further investigation is needed.
Keyword Time processing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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