Time out [electronic resource] : the effects of breaks on temporal reproduction /

by Borawski, Steven.

Abstract (Summary)
J. Devin McAuley, Advisor, Advisor Two experiments investigated the effects of breaks on temporal reproduction. Participants were trained using a peak-interval procedure. A break of varying duration was inserted at different locations within the target interval. The first experiment used a standard break paradigm: filled target interval and empty break. The second experiment used a reversed break paradigm: empty target interval and a filled break. Research by Buhusi and Meck (2000) suggests that standard breaks produce a stopping of the internal clock during the break in the stimulus, whereas reversed breaks may trigger a resetting. Contrary to Buhusi and Meck, participants showed a stop response pattern in both the standard and reverse break paradigms. A significant effect of break location and duration was observed in both experiments. Breaks occurring late in the target duration caused a longer produced interval compared to early breaks. Also, short breaks caused longer produced interval then did long breaks. To my wife and family, with you all things are possible. iii iv
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School:Bowling Green State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:time perception cognitive psychology


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