Perceived time slows during fleeting fun or fear

Mike Corke, Jason Bell, Stephanie C. Goodhew, Michael Smithson, Mark Edwards

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Previous psychophysical studies at durations greater than 1000 ms have confirmed the anecdotal reports of an increase in the perceived duration of both positively and negatively valenced emotive stimuli; however, the results of studies at durations less than 1000 ms have been inconsistent. This study further investigated the effect of valence on the perception of durations less than 1000 ms. We used both positively and negatively valenced stimuli in order to compare their effects on the distortion of duration, and we tested multiple data points within the sub-one-second range. We found an increase in the perceived duration of both positively and negatively valenced emotional stimuli at all data points. This is consistent with studies at durations longer than 1000 ms and also with models of temporal processing. We also confirmed that Weber fractions, within the range tested, followed the generalized form of Weber’s law.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-567
Number of pages7
JournalQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Volume71
Issue number2
Early online date12 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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Corke, Mike ; Bell, Jason ; Goodhew, Stephanie C. ; Smithson, Michael ; Edwards, Mark. / Perceived time slows during fleeting fun or fear. In: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 2018 ; Vol. 71, No. 2. pp. 562-567 .
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Perceived time slows during fleeting fun or fear. / Corke, Mike; Bell, Jason; Goodhew, Stephanie C.; Smithson, Michael; Edwards, Mark.

In: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 71, No. 2, 01.02.2018, p. 562-567 .

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