Pathophysiological distortions in time perception and timed performance.


Journal Article

Distortions in time perception and timed performance are presented by a number of different neurological and psychiatric conditions (e.g. Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism). As a consequence, the primary focus of this review is on factors that define or produce systematic changes in the attention, clock, memory and decision stages of temporal processing as originally defined by Scalar Expectancy Theory. These findings are used to evaluate the Striatal Beat Frequency Theory, which is a neurobiological model of interval timing based upon the coincidence detection of oscillatory processes in corticostriatal circuits that can be mapped onto the stages of information processing proposed by Scalar Timing Theory.

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Cited Authors

  • Allman, MJ; Meck, WH

Published Date

  • March 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / Pt 3

Start / End Page

  • 656 - 677

PubMed ID

  • 21921020

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21921020

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1460-2156

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-8950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/brain/awr210


  • eng