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πŸ“ A Time Estimation Task As A Possible Measure Of Emotions: Difference Depending On The Nature Of The Stimulus Used

Time perception is fundamental for human experience; it is essential for everyday behavior and for understanding social interactions. Humans are able to estimate time with an amazing precision, an ability which has been hypothesized to rely on the existence of an internal clock (Gibbon, 1977). However, time judgments can become extremely inaccurate under the influence of emotions (Droit- Volet and Meck, 2007). Several studies have shown that when participants are emotionally aroused, they tend to overestimate time, that is to report that the duration of a stimulus is longer than what it actually is (see Droit-Volet and Gil, 2009, for a review). However, the valence of emotions (LeppΓ€nen et al., 2003) and the level of arousal (Gil and Droit-
Volet, 2012) do play an important role leading either to a time overestimation or to a time underestimation depending on the
emotionalstimulusemployed
Updated on April 8, 2020

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