About the time-shrinking illusion in the tactile modality

Authors: Hasuo, Emi; Kuroda, Tsuyoshi; Grondin, Simon
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the occurrence of a so-called time-shrinking illusion in the tactile modality, while it had been tested so far mainly with auditory and visual stimuli. We examined whether the perception of an empty time interval marked by two brief tactile stimuli, S (240 ms), would be influenced by the presence of a preceding time interval, P (160, 240, or 320 ms). Results showed that S was underestimated when P was shorter than S. This underestimation appeared as a kind of perceptual assimilation between P and S, but S was not overestimated when P was longer. The underestimation was rather interpreted as a manifestation of the time-shrinking illusion.
Keywords: Perceived duration Empty interval Time shrinking Assimilation Somatosensory modality
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 25 July 2013
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/264
This document was published in: Acta Psychologica, Vol. 147, 122–126 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.06.007
Elsevier
Alternative version: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23891262
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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