contingent negative variation and its relation to time estimation: a theoretical evaluation

  • van Rijn H
  • Kononowicz T
  • Meck W
 et al. 
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Abstract

The relation between the contingent negative variation (CNV) and time estimation is evaluated in terms of temporal accumulation and preparation processes. The conclusion is that the CNV as measured from the electroencephalogram (EEG) recorded at fronto-central and parietal-central areas is not a direct reflection of the underlying interval timing mechanism(s), but more likely represents a time-based response preparation/decision-making process.

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  • EEG/ERP
  • contingent negative vari-
  • eeg
  • erp
  • fronto-central and
  • fronto-central and parietal-central areas
  • half a century after
  • parietal-central areas
  • response preparation
  • temporal accumulation
  • the discovery of the
  • timing and time perception

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Authors

  • Hedderik van Rijn

  • Tadeusz Kononowicz

  • Warren H. Meck

  • Kwun Kei Ng

  • Trevor B. Penney

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