Neural Representation of Time and Timing Processes

  • Elsbieta Szelag
  • Joanna Dreszer
  • Monika Lewandowska
  • Aneta Szymaszek
Part of the On Thinking book series (ONTHINKING, volume 1)


This chapter reviews existing studies on neural representation of time and timing processes. New findings in clinical neuropsychology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiology, and psychophysics are presented to explain how the temporal information is processed within our brains. The literature data are illustrated with results of our findings. We outline the taxonomy of time perception to provide a background for discussing existing experimental studies. Evidence has indicated that similar brain structures are involved in both subsecond and suprasecond timing, implicating that temporal processing in these two ranges is probably mediated by common neural networks.


Time Perception Neural Representation Timing Mechanism Temporal Perception Processing Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elsbieta Szelag
    • 1
  • Joanna Dreszer
    • 1
  • Monika Lewandowska
    • 1
  • Aneta Szymaszek
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of NeuropsychologyNencki Institute of Experimental BiologyWarsawPoland

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