The hazards of time

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2007 Aug;17(4):465-70. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2007.07.006. Epub 2007 Aug 20.


Temporal expectations are continuously formed and updated, and interact with expectations about other relevant attributes of events, in order to optimise our interaction with unfolding sensory stimulation. In this paper, we will highlight some evidence revealing the pervasive effects of temporal expectations in modulating perception and action, and reflect on the current state of understanding about their underlying neural systems and mechanisms.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attention / physiology*
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Neural Pathways / physiology
  • Reaction Time
  • Sensation / physiology*
  • Time Factors
  • Time Perception / physiology*