Patterning in the perception of time

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Oxtoby, Richard M en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Geyer, William Marius en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1983 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Geyer, W. 1983. Patterning in the perception of time. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16981
dc.description Bibliography: pages 85-92. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Oxtoby's novel study in 1971 coupled the perception of time to the patterning of stimuli. The present study is an open-ended investigation that further explores this area. It particularly addresses the question of whether or not the ratio of the lengths of successive intervals in a series, affects the accuracy of reproduction of that series. 48 normal human subject volunteers from the first year psychology population of the University of Cape Town each reproduced 16 four-interval series in two experiments with target intervals of either 1 000 milliseconds or 3 000 milliseconds. The "empty" intervals were delimited by 50 millisecond sound pulses. Each series consisted of a target interval and three "other" intervals. In any given series, the three "other" intervals were equal, and their durations relative to the standard were in one of the following ratios: 1:3, 3:1, 1:2, 2:1, 2:3, 3:2. Six groups of 8 subjects each were used. In the two experiments each group was assigned to one temporal ratio. Each group reproduced 8 series. In 4 of these series the subjects were required to reproduce the entire series as heard. In the other 4, the subject heard the entire series but reproduced the target interval only. Each series was heard and reproduced three times before moving on to the next series. In both experiments the target interval was assigned to either the first, second, third or fourth position in the series, for both the entire reproduction and the reproduction of the target interval only. The subjects' error of reproduction was measured. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Patterning in the perception of time en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Geyer, W. M. (1983). <i>Patterning in the perception of time</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16981 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Geyer, William Marius. <i>"Patterning in the perception of time."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1983. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16981 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Geyer WM. Patterning in the perception of time. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1983 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16981 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Geyer, William Marius AB - Oxtoby's novel study in 1971 coupled the perception of time to the patterning of stimuli. The present study is an open-ended investigation that further explores this area. It particularly addresses the question of whether or not the ratio of the lengths of successive intervals in a series, affects the accuracy of reproduction of that series. 48 normal human subject volunteers from the first year psychology population of the University of Cape Town each reproduced 16 four-interval series in two experiments with target intervals of either 1 000 milliseconds or 3 000 milliseconds. The "empty" intervals were delimited by 50 millisecond sound pulses. Each series consisted of a target interval and three "other" intervals. In any given series, the three "other" intervals were equal, and their durations relative to the standard were in one of the following ratios: 1:3, 3:1, 1:2, 2:1, 2:3, 3:2. Six groups of 8 subjects each were used. In the two experiments each group was assigned to one temporal ratio. Each group reproduced 8 series. In 4 of these series the subjects were required to reproduce the entire series as heard. In the other 4, the subject heard the entire series but reproduced the target interval only. Each series was heard and reproduced three times before moving on to the next series. In both experiments the target interval was assigned to either the first, second, third or fourth position in the series, for both the entire reproduction and the reproduction of the target interval only. The subjects' error of reproduction was measured. DA - 1983 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1983 T1 - Patterning in the perception of time TI - Patterning in the perception of time UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16981 ER - en_ZA


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