Timing of Behavior: Neural, Psychological, and Computational Perspectives / Edition 1

Timing of Behavior: Neural, Psychological, and Computational Perspectives / Edition 1

by David A. Rosenbaum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262181886

ISBN-13: 9780262181884

Pub. Date: 07/24/1998

Publisher: MIT Press

Athletes and musicians demonstrate the levels to which humans can ascend in the timing of behavior. But even common actions, such as opening a door or bringing a cup to one's lips, reveal how we organize our behavior temporally. When there is damage to the nervous system and the ability to time behavior breaks down,we become aware of how many things must go right

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Athletes and musicians demonstrate the levels to which humans can ascend in the timing of behavior. But even common actions, such as opening a door or bringing a cup to one's lips, reveal how we organize our behavior temporally. When there is damage to the nervous system and the ability to time behavior breaks down,we become aware of how many things must go right for timing not to go terribly wrong. In recent years, there has been a considerable growth of interest among cognitive and brain scientists in the timing aspects of human behavior. This volume presents cutting-edge research on the production, perception, and memory of timed events. Empirical chapters discuss a variety of tasks ranging from locomotion to finger-tapping. Theoretical chapters provide quantitative models for topics as diverse as eyeblink conditioning and posture during walking. Other chapters discuss the neuroanatomical bases of timing behavior.

Contributors: Lorraine G. Allan, Eric L. Amazeen, Polemnia G. Amazeen, Heather Jane Barnes, Steven Boker, Darlene H. Brunzell, June-Seek Choi, Russell M. Church, Charles E. Collyer,Christopher Connolly, Frederick J. Diedrich, John Gibbon, Roderic Grupen, Kathleen Y. Haaland, Deborah L. Harrington, Kjeldy Haugsjaa, Kenneth G. Holt, John J. Jeka,Bruce A. Kay, Michael Kubovy, Tiffany Mattson, Warren Meck, John W. Moore, Trevor Penney, Bruno H. Repp, David A. Rosenbaum, Kamal Souccar, Michael T. Turvey,Jonathan Vaughan, William H. Warren, Jr.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262181884
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/24/1998
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword by Alan M. Wing
Preface
Part I
NEURAL PERSPECTIVES
1
Predictive Timing under Temporal Uncertainty: The Time Derivative
Model of the Conditioned Response
John W. Moore, JuneSeek Choi, and Darlene H. Brunzell
2
Sequencing and Timing Operations of the Basal Ganglia
Deborah L. Harrington and Kathleen Y. Haaland
3
Interresponse Intervals in Continuation Tapping
Charles E. Collyer and Russell M. Church
4
Touching Surfaces for Control, Not Support
John J. Jeka
Part II
PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
5
The Perception of Segmentation in Sequences: Local Information
Provides the Building Blocks for Global Structure
Steven M. Boker and Michael Kubovy
6
Musical Motion in Perception and Performance
Bruno H. Repp
7
Concurrent Processing during Sequenced Finger Tapping
Heather Jane Barnes
8
Memory MiXing in Duration Bisection
Trevor B. Penney, Lorraine G. Allan, Warren H. Meck, and John
Gibbon

9
The Regulation of Contact in Rhythmic Tapping
Jonathan Vaughan, Tiffany R. Mattson, and David A. Rosenbaum
Part III
COMPUTATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
10
Broadcast Theory of Timing
David A. Rosenbaum
11
Dynamics of Human Intersegmental Coordination: Theory and Research
Polemnia G. Amazeen, Eric L. Amazeen, and Michael T. Turvey
12
Constraints in the Emergence of Preferred Locomotory Patterns
Kenneth G. Holt
13
A Dynamical Model of the Coupling between Posture and Gait
Bruce A. Kay and William H. Warren, Jr.
14
Dynamics of Human Gait Transitions
Frederick J. Diedrich andWilliam H. Warren, Jr.
15
A Computational Model for Repetitive Motion
Kjeldy Haugsjaa, Kamal Souccar, Christopher I. Connolly, and
Roderic A. Gruppen

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