The time is ripe for a new model of perception and cognition
Time is of the essence, as the saying goes, and so is time perception as an extension of that. Time perception is a distinct area of study that attempts to characterise what exactly it means to say we perceive time, or perhaps more precisely the passage of time, and the way that objects or events change in time. Although numerous studies have addressed this enigmatic topic, our understanding remains relatively limited. The EU-funded TIMECODE project is taking a holistic approach based on the hypothesis that time perception integrates a local level of processing and modulation with a brain-wide one related to rhythmic oscillations. Combining behavioural and physiological studies of human and non-human primates together with computational tools, the team plans to shed light on the underlying neural substrates and the resulting cognitive perception of time and timing in the brain.
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