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Title Time and behaviour : psychological and neurobehavioural analyses / edited by C.M. Bradshaw and E. Szabadi
Published New York : Elsevier, 1997


Description 1 online resource (xi, 576 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in psychology ; 120
Advances in psychology (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 120.
Contents Preface. Contributors. Dynamic models of rapid temporal control in animals (J.J. Higa, J.E.R. Staddon). Timing and temporal search (R.M. Church). Time's causes (P.R. Killeen et al.). Application of a mode-control model of temporal integration to counting and timing behaviour (W.H. Meck). Does a common mechanism account for timing and counting phenomena in the pigeon? (W.A. Roberts). Pigeons' coding of event duration in delayed matching-to-sample (D.S. Grant et al.). Ordinal, phase, and interval timing (J.A.R. Carr, D.M. Wilkie). Cooperation, conflict and compromise between circadian and interval clocks in pigeons (J. Gibbon et al.). Factors influencing long-term time estimation in humans (S.S. Campbell). How time flies: functional and neural mechanisms of interval timing (S.C. Hinton, W.H. Meck). On the human neuropsychology of timing of simple repetitive movements (D.J. O'Boyle). 5-hydroxytryptamine and interval timing (A.S.A. Al-Ruwaitea et al.). Index
Summary That time is both a dimension of behaviour and a ubiquitous controlling variable in the lives of all living things has been well recognized for many years. The last decade has seen a burgeoning of interest in the quantitative analysis of timing behaviour, and progress during the last five or six years has been particularly impressive, with the publication of several major new theoretical contributions. There has also been considerable progress in behavioural methodology during the past decade. In the area of reinforcement schedules, for example, the venerable interresponse-time schedule, fixed-interval peak procedure and interval bisection task have been complemented by a 'second generation' of incisive instruments for analyzing timing behaviour. Another area of recent development is the analysis of the neurobiological substrate of timing behaviour. Several research groups are currently studying the involvement of various central neurotransmitter systems in the timing behaviour, and the ability of centrally acting drugs and discrete brain lesions to alter timing processes. Yet another recent development in timing research is the growing dialogue between two fields that have grown up separately, although, superficially at least, they seem to have much in common: the experimental analysis of 'interval timing', traditionally the province of experimental psychology, and behavioural chronobiology. The last few years have seen a growing interest in the comparative properties of the internal 'clocks' that regulate biobehavioural rhythms with time bases in the circadian range or longer, and those that are entailed in timing of intervals in the range of seconds or minutes. All these areas of research, and others, are represented in the chapters that make up this volume. This book will help to promote further interactions among researchers who hail from disparate disciplines, but who share a common interest in the temporal properties of behaviour
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Time -- Psychological aspects
Time perception.
Time perception in animals.
Animal behavior.
Time Perception
Behavior, Animal
SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Cognitive Psychology.
Time perception.
Time perception in animals.
Time -- Psychological aspects.
Comportamento animal.
Perception du temps.
Temps -- Aspect psychologique.
Sciences du comportement.
Form Electronic book
Author Bradshaw, C. M. (Christopher M.)
Szabadi, E. (Elmer)
ISBN 9780444824493