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Awareness of time distortions and its relation with time judgment: A metacognitive approach
Lamotte, Mathilde mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Izaute, Marie [Université Clermont Auvergne > UFR de Psychologie Sciences Sociales et Sciences de l'Education > > Full Professor; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS > Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale et Cognitive LAPSCO UMR 6024]
Droit-Volet, Sylvie [> >]
Consciousness and Cognition
Academic Press
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
San Diego
[en] Attention ; Awareness ; Metacognition ; Time perception ; Timing
[en] The perception of time cannot be reduced to a simple percept produced by an internal clock. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the role of the individual consciousness of time on temporal judgments. In the present study, the participants’ awareness of attention-related time distortions was assessed using a metacognitive ques- tionnaire. The participants were also required to verbally judge a series of stimulus dura- tions in a single or a dual task condition. The results revealed that time was underestimated in the dual task compared to the single task. However, the accuracy of time judgments improved in line with the participants’ individual awareness of attentional time distortion: The more aware they were of the role of attention in time perception, the lower the time distortions they exhibited. Conscious awareness of time therefore plays a role in the accuracy of the time judgments made by human beings.

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