The effect of feedback on timing in children and adults: The temporal generalization task
Authors: Droit-Volet, Sylvie; Izaute, Marie
Source: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A, 1 April 2005, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 507-520(14)
Abstract:Children aged 5 and 8 years and adults were tested on a temporal generalization task with a standard duration of 600 ms in a condition with or without corrective feedback. In all conditions, the participants produced orderly temporal generalization gradients, although these were flatter in the younger children, especially in the no-feedback condition. Nevertheless, the results show that the feedback increased the steepness of the generalization gradient in all age groups and in a greater extent in the younger children. Our clock-based model suggested that feedback reduces the variability of the memory representation of the standard duration but also the probability of random responses in the 5-year-olds.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Publication date: April 1, 2005