Les modèles d'horloge interne en psychologie du temps

Translated title of the contribution: Internal clock models in the psychology of time

Sylvie Droit-Volet, John Wearden

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    The aim of this theoretical review is to present and discuss models in psychology that support the idea of an internal clock as a basic mechanism involved in temporal judgments. Therefore, first we present the most popular theory conceiving an internal clock as a mechanism composed of a pacemaker and an accumulator. Second, we describe a more elaborated theory about the processing of time information, i.e., scalar timing theory. Finally, we present two others theories, one that proposes behavioral states, and the other a neural oscillatory system as the basis of time judgments.
    Translated title of the contributionInternal clock models in the psychology of time
    Original languageFrench
    Pages (from-to)617-654
    Number of pages37
    JournalAnnee Psychologique
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


    • Internal clock
    • Model
    • Time
    • Timing


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