Using a concise question and answer format, The Perception of Time: Your Questions Answered examines basic temporal processes and the ways in which our perception of time can be altered.
Divided into three parts, the book provides a contemporary overview of the study of the temporal mind. It begins by introducing the fundamental processes of time perception; how it can be measured, how it can be hindered, and to what extent it can be enhanced. It proceeds to explain how cognitive and psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, ADHD, and anxiety can be linked to temporal dysfunction, and answers common questions that face us all: why does time seem to go faster as we age? How do our emotions affect our perception of time? How does our relationship with time differ from others?
Providing comprehensive answers to the most pertinent questions of time perception, this book is an ideal companion for advanced students and researchers interested in the psychology of time.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Basic Temporal Processes 1. How are Timing and time Perception Studied? 2. Do Psychophysical Laws Hold for Time Perception? 3. Is Psychological Time Punctuated with Critical Durations? 4. Do We Have an Internal Clock? 5. Which Parts of the Brain are Involved in the Processing of Temporal Information? 6. Is Temporal Information Processing Based on Rhythm? 7. Does the Perception of Time Emerge from Our Senses? 8. Can We Improve the Processing of Temporal Information? 9. What is the Influence of Attention on Time Perception? 10. How Does Space Affect Time Judgments? 11. What Factors Cause Temporal Distortions? Part 2 : Time and Pathologies 12. What Experience of Time Do People Suffering From Schizophrenia Have? 13. What Relation to Time Do Autistic People Have? 14. How is ADHD Linked to Temporal Problems? 15. Does a Depressive State Affect Time Perception? 16. Does Anxiety Affect Time Perception? 17. How is Parkinson’s Disease Linked to the Processing of Temporal Information? 18. Do People with Traumatic Brain Injury Have Temporal Dysfunctions? 19. Are Language and Reading Impairments Caused by Temporal Information Processing Problems? 20. Can Timing and Rhythm Be Useful in Physical Rehabilitation? Part 3 : Personal and Social Time 21. Are Musicians Better at Perceiving Time? 22. What Place Does Synchronization Have in Relationships Between People? 23. How Does Emotion Affect Time Perception? 24. What Knowledge do Children Have of Time? 25. Does Time Perception Differ According to Sex? 26. How do People Differ in Their Relationship to Time? 27. Do We Correctly Estimate the Time It Takes to Do a Task? 28. How Do We Remember When an Event Occurred? 29. Why Does Time Seem to Go Faster as We Get Older?
Simon Grondin is Professor of Psychology at Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
"This book is pedagogic and synthetic, and covers an impressive amount of easy-to-grasp information"- Anne Giersch, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Strasbourg, France
"This book will appeal to both the intelligent layperson and the advanced undergraduate or graduate" - Vincent Walsh, Professor of Human Brain Research, University College London, UK