Time-order-errors and duration ranges in the Episodic Temporal Generalization task

Ezequiel Mikulan, Manuel Bruzzone, Manuel Serodio, Mariano Sigman, Tristán Bekinschtein, Adolfo M. García, Lucas Sedeño, Agustín Ibáñez

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The current model of the Episodic Temporal Generalization task, where subjects have to judge whether pairs of auditory stimuli are equal in duration, predicts that results are scale-free and unaffected by the presentation order of the stimuli. To test these predictions, we conducted three experiments assessing sub-and supra-second standards and taking presentation order into account. Proportions were spaced linearly in Experiments 1 and 2 and logarithmically in Experiment 3. Critically, we found effects of duration range and presentation order with both spacing schemes. Our results constitute the first report of presentation order effects in the Episodic Temporal Generalization task and demonstrate that future studies should always consider duration range, number of trials and presentation order as crucial factors modulating performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2643
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017


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