August 2009
Volume 9, Issue 8
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   August 2009
Space-time in the brain
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  • Concetta Morrone
    Universities of Florence and Pisa, Italy
Journal of Vision August 2009, Vol.9, 3. doi:
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      Concetta Morrone; Space-time in the brain. Journal of Vision 2009;9(8):3.

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The perception of space and time are generally studied separately and thought of as separate and independent dimensions. However, recent research suggests that these attributes are tightly interlinked: event timing may be modality-specific and tightly linked with space. During saccadic eye movements, time becomes severely compressed, and can even appear to run backwards. Adaptation experiments further suggest that visual events of sub-second duration are timed by neural visual mechanisms with spatially circumscribed receptive fields, anchored in real-world rather than retinal coordinates. All these results sit nicely with recent evidence implicating parietal cortex with coding of both space and sub-second interval timing.

Morrone, C. (2009). Space-time in the brain [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 9(8):3, 3a,, doi:10.1167/9.8.3. [CrossRef]

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