Research project The aim of this project is to investigate the relationship between brief interval timing and cognitive processing.
Timing is a core behaviour supporting perception, language, locomotion, and planning for the future, as well as dance and music. At long intervals spanning several seconds to days, it is well established that executive functions which regulate memory, decision making and attention are involved. At sub second intervals – which might be even more crucial in our daily interactions – the role of executive functions are yet unknown. Understanding brief interval timing might provide insights to general principles of the neural system and its promotion of higher cognitive function. Finding the mechanisms involved in timing of brief intervals would also provide a better understanding of the cognitive and physiological nature of the timing deficits in several patient groups such as in Parkinson’s disease and ADHD.