Auditory perception of temporal order in humans: the effect of age, gender, listener practice and stimulus presentation mode

Aneta Szymaszek , Elżbieta Szeląg , M. Śliwowska


The temporal order (TO) of two auditory stimuli can be reported correctly when they are separated by a gap of approximate 30 ms. Since no clear evidence on individual differences in human sequencing abilities exists, we tested the effect of subjects’ age and gender, as well as physical properties of presented stimuli and listener practice on the perception of TO. In two experiments, young and elderly listeners reported the TO of two clicks or tones. The TO threshold (i.e. the minimum temporal gap required to report the stimulus order at 75% correctness) was lower in young than elderly listeners, in men than women and for tones than clicks. Age-related deterioration depended on the physical properties of presented stimuli, remaining resistant to both gender and practice.
Author Aneta Szymaszek (Wydział Psychologii)
Aneta Szymaszek,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Elżbieta Szeląg (Wydział Psychologii)
Elżbieta Szeląg,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, M. Śliwowska
M. Śliwowska,,
Journal seriesNeuroscience Letters, ISSN 0304-3940, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2006
Vol 403
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishTime perception; Temporal order; Succession; Temporal order threshold; Aging; Gender
ASJC Classification2800 General Neuroscience
Abstract in PolishAdnotacja: punkty do poniższego artykułu zostały przekazane Wydziałowi Psychologii przez prof. E. Szelag, jednocześnie praca została wliczona do mojego dorobku naukowego na SWPS
Languageen angielski
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