Interval timing: memory, not a clock.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Anticipation of periodic events signalled by a time marker, or interval timing, has been explained by a separate pacemaker-counter clock. However, recent research has added support to an older idea: that memory strength can act as a clock. The way that memory strength decreases with time can be inferred from the properties of habituation, and the underlying process also provides a unified explanation for proportional timing, the Weber-law property and several other properties of interval timing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Staddon, JE

Published Date

  • July 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 312 - 314

PubMed ID

  • 15953755

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-307X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1364-6613

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tics.2005.05.013


  • eng