Temporal binding of action and effect in interval reproduction

Exp Brain Res. 2010 Jun;203(2):465-70. doi: 10.1007/s00221-010-2199-1. Epub 2010 May 4.


We report two experiments demonstrating temporal binding between action and outcome (Haggard et al. 2002a) as measured in a temporal reproduction paradigm. Our results show that the effect is empirically robust, does not rely on repeated presentation of fixed intervals, truly affects time perception, and persists across intervals much longer than in earlier demonstrations with the Libet Clock paradigm (Libet et al. 1983).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Attention / physiology
  • Conditioning, Operant / physiology
  • Discrimination Learning / physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Recall / physiology
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
  • Reaction Time / physiology*
  • Time Factors
  • Time Perception / physiology*
  • Young Adult