This volume critically reviews cognitive models of psychological time in order to clarify and enrich what is known about the temporal aspects of cognitive processes. Concentrating on how adult humans experience, remember, and construct time, chapters survey recent work on such topics as mental representations of time, timing in movement sequences, time and timing in music, and the processing of temporal information. Also included are chapters with a broader perspective, such as the impacts of methodological choices, chronobiology and temporal experience, a comparative approach to time and order, and normal and abnormal temporal perspectives. The book makes current research and theories on the psychology of time more accessible to researchers in cognitive psychology.
"This…is a major-league try at integrating contemporary cognitive pychology with the study of psychological time….It is a must for anyone seriously interested in time research; it is a very valuable body of work for anyone interested in cognitive theory; and it is potentially very useful to anyone interested in complex dynamic models of psychological processes."
" Summers and Burns provide a useful survey of current approaches to the timing of motor action, and Jackson presents an intelligent discussion of memory, especially short-term memory, for temporal relations."
—The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
"…the book has much to offer. The contributions are scholarly and provide recent data and ideas on a broad range of topics….[this book] should be on a prominent bookshelf in every labratory engaged in research on time."
—American Journal of Psychology
Contents: R.A. Block, Introduction. R.A. Block, Models of Psychological Time. J.A. Michon, Implicit and Explicit Representations of Time. D. Zakay, The Evasive Art of Subjective Time Measurement: Some Methodological Dilemmas. R. Patterson, Perceptual Moment Models Revisited. S.S. Campbell, Circadian Rhythms and Human Temporal Experience. H.L. Roitblat, K.N.J. Young, Time and Order: A Comparative Perspective. J.L. Jackson, A Cognitive Approach to Temporal Information Processing. J.J. Summers, B.D. Burns, Timing in Human Movement Sequences. M.R. Jones, Musical Events and Models of Musical Time. S.S. Mo, Time Reversal in Human Cognition: Search for a Temporal Theory of Insanity. F.T. Melges, Identity and Temporal Perspective.