Temporal Perception Lab

Matthew S. Matell, PhD

Villanova University - Department of Psychology

The flow of time underlies all processes in nature, and the perception of time in the sceonds to minutes range, and its consequential behavior, referred to as interval timing, provides organisms with a framework to efficiently meet the demands and constraints of a dynamic environment.   Interval timing has been proposed to serve as a substrate for optimal foraging and associative learning and may provide a context for conscious awareness.  Furthermore, alterations in the perception of time might contribute to the use and abuse of addictive drugs.  The primary focus of the lab is to elucidate the psychological and neuronal bases of time perception.

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