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Individual differences in sensory integration predict differences in time perception and individual levels of schizotypy

Fenner, Benjamin and Cooper, Nicholas and Romei, Vincenzo and Hughes, Gethin (2020) 'Individual differences in sensory integration predict differences in time perception and individual levels of schizotypy.' Consciousness and Cognition, 84. p. 102979. ISSN 1053-8100

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To interact functionally with our environment, our perception must locate events in time, including discerning whether sensory events are simultaneous. The Temporal Binding Window (TBW; the time window within which two stimuli tend to be integrated into one event) has been shown to relate to individual differences in perception, including schizotypy, but the relationship with subjective estimates of duration is unclear. We compare individual TBWs with individual differences in the filled duration illusion, exploiting differences in perception between empty and filled durations (the latter typically being perceived as longer). Schizotypy has been related to both these measures and is included to explore a potential link between these tasks and enduring perceptual differences. Results suggest that individuals with a narrower TBW make longer estimates for empty durations and demonstrate less variability in both conditions. Exploratory analysis of schizotypy data suggests a relationship with the TBW but is inconclusive regarding time perception.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audiovisual integration; Temporal processing; Filled duration illusion; Schizotypy; Time perception; Verbal estimation; Simultaneity judgments
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 10:44
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 13:23

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