The Socio-Temporal Brain: Connecting People in Time.

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Journal Article (Review)

Temporal and social processing are intricately linked. The temporal extent and organization of interactional behaviors both within and between individuals critically determine interaction success. Conversely, social signals and social context influence time perception by, for example, altering subjective duration and making an event seem 'out of sync'. An 'internal clock' involving subcortically orchestrated cortical oscillations that represent temporal information, such as duration and rhythm, as well as insular projections linking temporal information with internal and external experiences is proposed as the core of these reciprocal interactions. The timing of social relative to non-social stimuli augments right insular activity and recruits right superior temporal cortex. Together, these reciprocal pathways may enable the exchange and respective modulation of temporal and social computations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schirmer, A; Meck, WH; Penney, TB

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 760 - 772

PubMed ID

  • 27615804

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27615804

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-307X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1364-6613

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tics.2016.08.002

Language

  • eng