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    Learning to perceive time: a connectionist, memory-decay model of the development of interval timing in infants

    Addyman, Caspar and French, R. and Mareschal, Denis and Thomas, E. (2011) Learning to perceive time: a connectionist, memory-decay model of the development of interval timing in infants. In: Carlson, L. and Hoelscher, C. and Shipley, T.F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. The Cognitive Science Society, pp. 354-359. ISBN 9780976831877.

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    Abstract

    We present the first developmental model of interval timing. It is a memory-based connectionist model of how infants learn to perceive time. It has two novel features that are not found in other models. First, it uses the uncertainty of a memory for an event as an index of how long ago that event happened. Secondly, embodiment – specifically, infant motor activity – is crucial to the calibration of time-perception both within and across sensory modalities. We describe the model and present three simulations which show (1) how it uses sensory memory uncertainty and bodily representaions to index time, (2) that the scalar property of interval timing (Gibbon, 1977) emerges naturally from this network and (3) that motor activity can synchronize independent timing mechanisms across different sensory modalities.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): infancy, cognitive development, interval timing, embodied learning
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Educational Neuroscience, Centre for, Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 15:35
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11875

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