Perceptual confidence demonstrates trial-by-trial insight into the precision of audio-visual timing encoding

Keane, Brendan, Spence, Morgan, Yarrow, Kielan and Arnold, Derek (2015) Perceptual confidence demonstrates trial-by-trial insight into the precision of audio-visual timing encoding. Consciousness and Cognition, 38 107-117. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2015.10.010


Author Keane, Brendan
Spence, Morgan
Yarrow, Kielan
Arnold, Derek
Title Perceptual confidence demonstrates trial-by-trial insight into the precision of audio-visual timing encoding
Journal name Consciousness and Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1090-2376
1053-8100
Publication date 2015-12-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2015.10.010
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 38
Start page 107
End page 117
Total pages 11
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Abstract Peoples’ subjective feelings of confidence typically correlate positively with objective measures of task performance, even when no performance feedback is provided. This relationship has seldom been investigated in the field of human time perception. Here we find a positive relationship between the precision of human timing perception and decisional confidence. We first demonstrate that subjective audio–visual timing judgements are more precise when people report a high, as opposed to a low, level of confidence. We then find that this relationship is more likely to result from variance in sensory timing estimates than the application of variable decision criteria, as the relationship held when we adopted a measure of timing sensitivity designed to limit the influence of subjective criteria. Our results suggest analyses of timing perception and associated decisional confidence reflect the trial-by-trial variability with which timing has been encoded.
Keyword Confidence
Insight
Metacognition
Perception
Temporal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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