Timing and Time Perception: Procedures, Measures, and Applications is a one-of-a-kind, collective effort to present the most utilized and known methods on timing and time perception. Specifically, it covers methods and analysis on circadian timing, synchrony perception, reaction/response time, time estimation, and alternative methods for clinical/developmental research. The book includes experimental protocols, programming code, and sample results and the content ranges from very introductory to more advanced so as to cover the needs of both junior and senior researchers. We hope that this will be the first step in future efforts to document experimental methods and analysis both in a theoretical and in a practical manner.
Contributors are: Patricia V. Agostino, Rocío Alcalá-Quintana, Fuat Balcı, Karin Bausenhart, Richard Block, Ivana L. Bussi, Carlos S. Caldart, Mariagrazia Capizzi, Xiaoqin Chen, Ángel Correa, Massimiliano Di Luca, Céline Z. Duval, Mark T. Elliott, Dagmar Fraser, David Freestone, Miguel A. García-Pérez, Anne Giersch, Simon Grondin, Nori Jacoby, Florian Klapproth, Franziska Kopp, Maria Kostaki, Laurence Lalanne, Giovanna Mioni, Trevor B. Penney, Patrick E. Poncelet, Patrick Simen, Ryan Stables, Rolf Ulrich, Argiro Vatakis, Dominic Ward, Alan M. Wing, Kieran Yarrow, and Dan Zakay.
Argiro Vatakis, Ph.D. (2007, Oxford University) is a Researcher at the Cognitive Systems Research Institute, Greece. She is the co-founder of the Timing Research Forum and co-editor-in-chief of the journals Timing & Time Perception and Timing & Time Perception: Reviews.
Fuat Balcı, Ph.D. (2007, Rutgers University) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Koç University, Turkey. He has published extensive theoretical and empirical work on interval timing and decision making in humans and animals.
Massimiliano Di Luca, Ph.D. (2006, Brown University) is a Research Scientist at Oculus and Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Birmingham. He has published journal and conference articles on computational models of multisensory integration, time perception, VR, and haptics.
Ángel Correa, Ph.D. (2005, University of Granada) is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Ergonomics at Universidad de Granada, Spain. His research focuses on time perception, attention, and circadian rhythms in humans.
PrefaceList of Illustrations 1 Circadian Timing: From Genetics to BehaviorPatricia V. Agostino, Ivana L. Bussi and Carlos S. Caldart 2 Prospective and Retrospective Timing Processes: Theories, Methods, and FindingsRichard A. Block, Simon Grondin and Dan Zakay 3 Assessing Duration Discrimination: Psychophysical Methods and Psychometric Function AnalysisKarin M. Bausenhart, Massimiliano Di Luca and Rolf Ulrich 4 Methodological Issues in the Study of Prospective TimingGiovanna Mioni 5 Duration Bisection: A User’s GuideTrevor B. Penney and Xiaoqin Cheng 6 Temporal Decision-making: Common Procedures and Contemporary ApproachesDavid Freestone and Fuat Balcı 7 Towards a Process Model of Temporal GeneralizationFlorian Klapproth 8 Reaction Time Analysis for Interval Timing ResearchPatrick Simen 9 Analysing Multi-person Timing in Music and Movement: Event Based MethodsMark T. Elliott, Dominic Ward, Ryan Stables, Dagmar Fraser, Nori Jacoby and Alan M. Wing 10 Measuring Temporal PreparationMariagrazia Capizzi and Ángel Correa 11 Temporal Order and Synchrony Judgments: A Primer for StudentsMaria Kostaki and Argiro Vatakis 12 Perceived Temporal Order and Simultaneity: Beyond Psychometric FunctionsMiguel A. García-Pérez and Rocío Alcalá-Quintana 13 Collecting and Interpreting Judgments about Perceived Simultaneity: A Model-Fitting TutorialKielan Yarrow 14 Using the Simon Effect in Simultaneity/Asynchrony Discrimination Tasks: Interest, Methods, and LimitsAnne Giersch, Patrick E. Poncelet, Céline Z. Duval and Laurence Lalanne 15 Tracking Time in the Infant BrainFranziska Kopp
All interested in the methods utilized in measuring timing and time perception with particular emphasis on graduate and postgraduate students, educators, and researchers.