Prospective duration judgments: The role of temporality and executive demands of concurrent tasks

Duzcu H., Hohenberger A.

ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA, cilt.147, ss.34-41, 2014 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 147
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.10.005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-41


It is known that concurrent non-temporal tasks shorten reproduced temporal durations in prospective duration judgments. Two experiments were carried out, one comparing a concurrent temporal task to a minimally demanding concurrent task (Experiment 1) and one comparing an executive concurrent (Simon) task with a less demanding non-executive concurrent task (Experiment 2). An effect of the concurrent task type on temporal reproductions was found. Furthermore, a duration length effect was found, where longer durations were underestimated more than shorter durations. This effect tended to be stronger for the experiments that included a concurrent task that demanded high attention. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.