Mental Chronometry “Reaction Time”

Mental chronometry encompasses all aspects of time processing in the nervous system and constitutes a standard tool in many disciplines including theoretical and experimental psychology and human neuroscience. Mental chronometry has represented a fundamental approach to elucidate the time course of many cognitive phenomena and their underlying neural circuits over more than a century. Nowadays, mental chronometry continues evolving and expanding our knowledge, and our understanding of the temporal organization of the brain in combination with different neuroscience techniques and advanced methods in mathematical analysis. In research on mental chronometry, human reaction/responses times (RT) play a central role.

See: Medina, J. M., Wong, W., Díaz, J. A., & Colonius, H. (2015). Advances in modern mental chronometry. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 256.

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