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

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.


attention cognition information processing perception psychology

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-3536-0
  • 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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