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PSYC 212 Lecture 8: Time Perception – lecture 8
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 212
Professor
Mathieu Roy
Semester
Winter

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Time Perception – lecture 8  Time: the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future o The fourth dimension o Whatever the clock reads  Vierordt’s law o Experiment participants have to guess amount of time btwn 2 claps o Shorter intervals are overestimated o Longer intervals are underestimated o There is an indifference point for which time is perfectly estimated  Perceived present: the indifference point is representative of the perceived present, events outside this range fall into the past or future  Central tendency o Response bias towards the mean of the presented intervals o Reason for Vierordt’s law inconsistent  Scalar properties of interval timing o Estimation error increases in proportion to the target inte
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