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Coupling between perception and action timing during sensorimotor synchronization

Serrien, Deborah J.; Spapé, Michiel M.

Authors

Deborah J. Serrien deborah.serrien@nottingham.ac.uk

Michiel M. Spapé



Abstract

Time is an important parameter in behaviour, especially when synchronization with external events is required. To evaluate the nature of the association between perception and action timing, this study introduced pitch accented tones during performance of a sensorimotor tapping task. Furthermore, regularity of the pacing cues was modified by small (subliminal) or large (conscious) timing perturbations. A global analysis across the intervals showed that repeated accented tones increased the tap-tone asynchrony in the regular (control) and irregular (subliminal) trials but not in the irregular trials with awareness of the perturbations. Asynchrony variability demonstrated no effect of accentuation in the regular and subliminal irregular trials, whereas it increased in the conscious irregular trials. A local analysis of the intervals showed that pitch accentuation lengthened the duration of the tapping responses, but only in the irregular trials with large timing perturbations. These data underline that common timing processes are automatically engaged for perception and action, although this arrangement can be overturned by cognitive intervention. Overall, the findings highlight a flexible association between perception and action timing within a functional information processing framework.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Journal Neuroscience Letters
Print ISSN 0304-3940
Electronic ISSN 0304-3940
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 486
Issue 3
APA6 Citation Serrien, D. J., & Spapé, M. M. (2010). Coupling between perception and action timing during sensorimotor synchronization. Neuroscience Letters, 486(3), doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2010.09.056
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2010.09.056
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394010012735
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Neuroscience Letters. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Neuroscience Letters, 486,3, (2010) doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2010.09.056

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