ERIC Number: EJ697676
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Publication Date: 2005-Jun
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About Hemispheric Differences in the Processing of Temporal Intervals
Grondin, S.; Girard, C.
Brain and Cognition, v58 n1 p125-132 Jun 2005
The purpose of the present study was to identify differences between cerebral hemispheres for processing temporal intervals ranging from .9 to 1.4s. The intervals to be judged were marked by series of brief visual signals located in the left or the right visual field. Series of three (two standards and one comparison) or five intervals (four standards and one comparison), marked by sequences of 4 or 6 signals, were compared. While discrimination, as estimated by d', was significantly better in the 4-standard than in the 2-standard condition when stimuli were presented in the left visual field (LVF), this number-of-standard effect on discrimination varied with the difficulty levels when the signals were presented in the LVF. Moreover, the discrimination levels were constant for the different base durations with stimuli presented in the LVF, but not with stimuli presented in the right visual field. This article discusses the implication of these findings for the study of hemispheric dominance for temporal processing and for a single-clock hypothesis.
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