Numerical Effects on Timing System Pathways Public Deposited

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  • Studying human’s ability to estimate temporal durations could lead to a greater understanding of our cognitive abilities as well as the processes that underlie temporal estimation. It has been shown through previous research that time and number may be interconnected cognitively and that the magnitude of one may alter the perception of the other, which could be tested by using numerical anchors. I proposed that larger single digit anchors will cause overestimation of duration and smaller single digit anchors will cause underestimation of duration in both the millisecond and second ranges. A total of six experiments were completed testing the idea that numbers can anchor duration judgments. The first two experiments tested the ability of numbers to alter time perceptions in the millisecond range. The last four experiments tested the ability of numbers to alter time perceptions in the second range. Overall only durations lasting for a matter of milliseconds showed significant results implying that numbers could alter the perception of time in the millisecond range. These experiments could further support the idea that numbers can alter the perception of millisecond timing. These experiments do not support the idea that numbers can alter the perception of second timing.
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