Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Studies of Human Time Perception: A Primer

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The study of the neural basis of time perception has seen a resurgence of interest within the past decade. A variety of these studies have included the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive technique for stimulating discrete regions of the surface of the brain. Here, the results of these studies are reviewed and their conclusions are interpreted within a context-dependent framework. However, the use of TMS as an investigatory technique has much unexplored potential that may be particularly beneficial to the study of time perception. As such, considerations are made regarding the design of TMS studies of time perception and future directions are outlined that may be utilized to further elucidate the neural basis of timing in the human brain.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Studies of Human Time Perception: A Primer

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    Graphical representation of positive findings in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) studies of time perception reviewed. With respect to task design, studies were classified by whether the task was motor or perceptual in nature, and whether the intervals tested were sub or supra-second in length. The size (and position along each axis) of each circle represents the number of studies where a positive effect was found for that structure under those conditions. The color of each circle corresponds to a different neural region, and each circle is labeled only once. Note that negative effects for a given region are not displayed. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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