Are time and space linked? The present work examines associations between time and space perception in the brain. Several sensory stimulation techniques known to modulate space perception are applied in time tasks - based on the notion that time processing should be influenced if it interacts with spatial information. As subjects, individuals with distinct space perception are recruited. Study 1 examines the impact of horizontal head and trunk rotation on time reproduction in patients with neglect and healthy individuals. Study 2 investigates the effect of Galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) on temporal order judgments in right brain damaged patients. And study 3 analyzes the influence of optokinetic stimulation (OKS) on temporal order judgments in healthy German and Chinese participants, considering possible cross-cultural differences such as field dependence. Based on the present results, the author suggests that time and space processing interact to a certain extent in the brain.

Mareike Kardinal
Adaptive Times. Modulating Time Perception in Neglect Patients and Healthy Individuals
ISBN 978-3-86573-775-5
130 S. 19,80 EUR. 2014 (Diss.)

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