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Attentional processes in time perception: Effects of mental workload and event structure
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2002)
  • Scott W. Brown, University of Southern Maine
  • M. G. Boltz, Haverford College
Abstract
The role of attention in timing was evaluated in 2 experiments. In Experiment 1, participants reproduced the durations of melodies with either a coherent or an incoherent structure. Participants were tested under control (timing only) and detection (timing plus target detection) workload conditions. Reproductions were shorter and more inaccurate under detection conditions, and incoherent event structure extended the effect to a wider range of durations. In Experiment 2, participants reproduced the durations of auditory prose passages that represented 3 levels of mental workload and 3 levels of event structure.
Keywords
  • Attentional processes,
  • time perception,
  • mental workload
Publication Date
June, 2002
Publisher Statement
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Citation Information
Scott W. Brown and M. G. Boltz. "Attentional processes in time perception: Effects of mental workload and event structure" Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Vol. 28 Iss. 3 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott_brown_usm/11/