The choose-short effect and trace models of timing.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The tuned-trace multiple-time-scale (MTS) theory of timing can account both for the puzzling choose-short effect in time-discrimination experiments and for the complementary choose-long effect. But it cannot easily explain why the choose-short effect seems to disappear when the intertrial and recall intervals are signaled by different stimuli. Do differential stimuli actually abolish the effect, or merely improve memory? If the latter, there are ways in which an expanded MTS theory might explain differential-context effects in terms of reduced interference. If the former, there are observational and experimental ways to determine whether differential context favors prospective encoding or some other nontemporal discrimination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Staddon, JE; Higa, JJ

Published Date

  • November 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 473 - 478

PubMed ID

  • 10605106

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1284747

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-3711

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1901/jeab.1999.72-473


  • eng