Timing of Behavior

Timing of Behavior Neural, Psychololgical, and Computational Perspectives

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Athletes and musicians demonstrate the levels to which humans can ascend in the timing of behaviour. But even common actions, such as opening a door or bringing a cup to one's lips, reveal how we organize our behaviour temporally. When there is damage to the nervous system and the ability to time behaviour breaks down, we become aware of how many things must go right for timing not to go terribly wrong.;In the 1990s, there has been a considerable growth of interest among cognitive and brain scientists in the timing aspects of human behaviour. This volume presents research on the production, perception, and memory of timed events. Empirical chapters discuss a variety of tasks ranging from locomotion to finger-tapping. Theoretical chapters provide quantative models for topics as diverse as eyeblink conditioning and posture during wlaking. Other chapters discuss the neuroanatomical bases of timing behaviour.;Contributors to this text include: Lorraine G. Allan; Polemnia G. Amazeen; Russell M. Church; John Gibbon; Deborah L. Harrington; Kenneth G. Holt; Tiffany Mattson; Trevor Penney; Kamal Souccar; and Jonathan Vaughan.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262181884
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 152.3
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 840g
Height: 163mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 31mm