Neurobiology of Interval Timing

  • Hugo Merchant
  • Victor de Lafuente

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 829)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hugo Merchant, Victor de Lafuente
    Pages 1-13
  3. Psychophysics of Interval Timing

  4. Timing Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Hedderik van Rijn, Bon-Mi Gu, Warren H. Meck
      Pages 75-99
  5. Neural Correlates of Interval Timing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Bjørg Elisabeth Kilavik, Joachim Confais, Alexa Riehle
      Pages 121-142
    3. Hugo Merchant, Ramón Bartolo, Oswaldo Pérez, Juan Carlos Méndez, Germán Mendoza, Jorge Gámez et al.
      Pages 143-154
    4. James Ashe, Khalaf Bushara
      Pages 155-165
  6. Functional Imaging and Interval Timing

  7. Neural Underpinnings of Rhythm and Music

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Arafat Angulo-Perkins, Luis Concha
      Pages 293-303
    3. Peter Vuust, Line K. Gebauer, Maria A. G. Witek
      Pages 339-356
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 357-358

About this book


The study of how the brain processes temporal information is becoming one of the most important topics in systems, cellular, computational, and cognitive neuroscience, as well as in the physiological bases of music and language. During the last and current decade, interval timing has been intensively studied in humans and animals using increasingly sophisticated methodological approaches. The present book will bring together the latest information gathered from this exciting area of research, putting special emphasis on the neural underpinnings of time processing in behaving human and non-human primates. Thus, Neurobiology of Interval Timing will integrate for the first time the current knowledge of both animal behavior and human cognition of the passage of time in different behavioral context, including the perception and production of time intervals, as well as rhythmic activities, using different experimental and theoretical frameworks. The book will the composed of chapters written by the leading experts in the fields of psychophysics, functional imaging, system neurophysiology, and musicology. This cutting-edge scientific work will integrate the current knowledge of the neurobiology of timing behavior putting in perspective the current hypothesis of how the brain quantifies the passage of time across a wide variety of critical behaviors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hugo Merchant
    • 1
  • Victor de Lafuente
    • 2
  1. 1.Campus JuriquillaInstituto de Neurobiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoQueretaroMexico
  2. 2.Campus JuriquillaInstituto de Neurobiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoQueretaroMexico

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