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Mapping the Origins of Time : Scalar Errors in Infant Time Estimation

Addyman, Caspar; Rocha, Sinead and Mareschal, Denis. 2014. Mapping the Origins of Time : Scalar Errors in Infant Time Estimation. Developmental Psychology, 50(8), pp. 2030-2035. ISSN 0012-1649 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Time is central to any understanding of the world. In adults, estimation errors grow linearly with the length of the interval, much faster than would be expected of a clock-like mechanism. Here we present the first direct demonstration that this is also true in human infants. Using an eye-tracking paradigm, we examined 4-, 6-, 10-, and 14-month-olds' responses to the omission of a recurring target, on either a 3- or 5-s cycle. At all ages (a) both fixation and pupil dilation measures were time locked to the periodicity of the test interval, and (b) estimation errors grew linearly with the length of the interval, suggesting that trademark interval timing is in place from 4 months.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

10.1037/a0037108

Additional Information:

This work was funded by Economic and Social Research Council Grant RES-062-23-0819. Denis Mareschal is partly supported by a Royal Society Wolfson research merit award.

Keywords:

infancy; interval timing; time perception

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2014Published

Item ID:

16125

Date Deposited:

08 Jan 2016 13:55

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 12:48

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/16125

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