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Anna C. Nobre and Jennifer T. Coull

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563456.001.0001

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How can temporal expectations bias perception and action?

How can temporal expectations bias perception and action?

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(p.371) Chapter 27 How can temporal expectations bias perception and action?
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Attention and Time
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Anna C. Nobre

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563456.003.0027

This chapter examines how temporal expectation can bias action and perception. It explains that the brain continuously generates predictions about expected relevant events to guide perception and action. The chapter describes how these predictions incorporate the temporal dimension to anticipate the timing of events. It also describes studies concerning the neural systems and mechanisms by temporal expectations bias perception and action and discusses the notion that temporal expectations are mediated via networks closely associated with spatial and motor control.

Keywords:   temporal expectation, perception, neural systems, spatial control, motor control

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