Time, Action and Cognition

Towards Bridging the Gap

  • Françoise Macar
  • Viviane Pouthas
  • William J. Friedman

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

  3. From Action to Representation: Developmental Perspectives on the Psychology of Time

  4. Prospective and Retrospective Temporal Judgments

  5. Mechanisms of Timing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. R. B. Ivry, R. E. Hazeltine
      Pages 183-189
    3. L. G. Allan
      Pages 191-202
    4. P. R. Killeen
      Pages 203-214
    5. R. C. Miall
      Pages 215-227
  6. Motor Timing

  7. Cognitive Representations of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. J. A. Michon
      Pages 303-307
    3. M. de Wied, E. S. H. Tan, N. H. Frijda
      Pages 325-336
    4. D. S. Brée
      Pages 337-348
    5. J. L. Jackson, J. A. Michon
      Pages 349-360
    6. G. Szamosi
      Pages 361-369
  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. M. N. Richelle
      Pages 373-382
  9. Invited Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. P. Fraisse
      Pages 385-392
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 393-407

About this book


This volume is the outcome of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Time, Action and Cognition. which was held in Saint-Malo, France, in October 1991. The theme - time in action and cognition of time - was sparked by growing awareness in informal meetings between mostly French-speaking time psychologists of the need to bring together time specialists in the areas of development, motor behavior, attention, memory and representations. The workshop was designed to be a forum where different theoretical points of view and a variety of empirical approaches could be presented and discussed. Time psychologists tended to draw conclusions restricted to their specific fields of interest. From our own experience, we felt that addressing a common issue - possible relationships between time in action and representations of time - could lead to a more comprehensive approach. We are endebted to NATO for allowing us to bring this idea to fruition. We take this opportunity as well to express our thanks to Cognisciences ( Cognisud section) -- an active interdisciplinary research organization - for its financial backing and the CNRS for its scientific support.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Françoise Macar
    • 1
  • Viviane Pouthas
    • 2
  • William J. Friedman
    • 3
  1. 1.Cognitive Neuroscience LaboratoryCNRSMarseille Cedex 9France
  2. 2.Laboratory of Developmental PsychobiologyEPHE-CNRS URA 315ParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyOberlin CollegeOberlinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4166-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3536-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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