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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (11): 1853-1864.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2020.01853

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The important time parameters and related evidences from dual perspectives of temporal information processing and temporal processing of information

YIN Huazhan1,2,3, CUI Xiaobing1,2, BAI Youling1,2, CAO Gege1,2,3, DENG Jinxin1,2,3, LI Dan1,2()   

  1. 1School of Education Science, Hunan Normal University
    2Cognition and Human Behavior Key Laboratory of Hunan Province, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410011, China
    3Hunan Omen's Research Association, Changsha 410011, China
  • Received:2020-02-24 Online:2020-11-15 Published:2020-09-23
  • Contact: LI Dan


Time is not only the object of human information processing, but also the factors that affect the processing of non-temporal information. The duration between tens of milliseconds and seconds is closely related to human life, for example, subjective timing, performance and speech activities. In this time range, 20~60 ms, 1/3~1 s and 2~3 s are the important time parameters concerned by researchers. It can be seen from the previous literature that whether these parameters really exist is still one of the major disagreements in the academic circle. Firstly, this paper introduces the important time parameters from the two perspectives of temporal information processing and temporal processing of information, Then, the evidence of 1/3~1 s and 2~3 s boundaries from the perspective of “temporal information processing” is reviewed in the fields of behavior, brain injury, pharmacology, EEG, brain imaging, trans cranial magnetic stimulation and trans cranial direct current stimulation, Then, from the perspectives of Montessori synchronization, subjective rhythmic, speech act, reversals of perception, inhibition of return and mismatch negativity, the paper reviews the evidence of 20~60 ms and 2~3 s time windows from the perspective of “temporal processing of information”. On the one hand, future research should build a theoretical hypothesis based on the stronger explanatory power of the demarcation region and time window, on the other hand, it should clarify the relationship and difference between the demarcation region and time window.

Key words: temporal information processing, temporal processing of information, time parameters, boundary area, time window

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