Extrinsic motivation underlies precise temporal production

Kentaro Yamamoto, Fuminori Ono, Yuki Yamada, Kyoshiro Sasaki, Keiko Ihaya, Katsumi Watanabe

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Abstract

The present study examined the effect of extrinsic motivation on temporal interval production. Observers were asked to produce the duration of 2.5 sec as accurately as possible, and gained or lost a certain amount of score after each trial. The amount of provided scores varied with the color of target: red or green circle was assigned to high or low scores. We found that the higher amount of expected gain and loss decreased the absolute error of temporal production. However, no effect of motivation was found on the constant error and variable error. These results suggest that extrinsic motivation improved the precision of temporal production. We propose that the striatal dopamine system may mediate motivational influences on time perception.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011
Pages91-94
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011 - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 22 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period9/19/119/22/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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