Auditory Time Perception

Simon Grondin, Emi Hasuo, Tsuyoshi Kuroda, Yoshitaka Nakajima

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    In this chapter, we propose to review studies on the capability of making explicit judgments about the duration of auditory time intervals. After a brief look at the main methods used to study time perception, we then focus on factors affecting sensitivity to time (e. g., discrimination levels) including repetition of intervals and the duration range under investigation, as well as whether the interval is embedded in a music or in a speech sequence. Factors affecting the perceived duration of sounds and time intervals are then described using for example markers' length, space, pitch, and intensity. The last section of this chapter reviews the main theoretical perspectives in the field of temporal information processing, with an emphasis on the distinction between the traditional beat-based versus interval-based mechanisms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpringer Handbooks
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameSpringer Handbooks
    ISSN (Print)2522-8692
    ISSN (Electronic)2522-8706

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General


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