Interval Timing: Stopping the Internal Stopwatch by Photostimulation

Curr Biol. 2017 Dec 18;27(24):R1312-R1314. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.072.


Animals use estimates of time intervals to adaptively guide their anticipatory actions. New research on mice shows that photostimulation of the neural pathway that coordinates drinking behavior delays subsequent anticipatory responses by pausing/resetting the internal stopwatch.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Mice
  • Time Perception*