Time estimation and
its related topics
Time estimation intertwined with contexts
The subjective experience of time is flexible and affected by various factors. In particular, people use contextual knowledge to compensate for missing time. However, the neural mechanism of how contextual information modulates the passage of time remains unknown. Therefore, we aim to probe how the brain estimates the passage of time when presented with different contextual information.
Project Lead: Jungtak Park
The perception of time is essential for efficient and appropriate behavior. However, our perception of time is frequently distorted relative to veridical time. When immersed in an activity, we feel that time seems to pass faster than it does. Conversely, when we are bored, time seems to pass more slowly. Multiple brain regions have been implicated in the processing of time. However, the cognitive mechanisms that explain how "fun" impacts time estimation remain obscure. Therefore, we investigate how "fun" influences the passage of time and what neural correlates are involved in this process.
Project Lead: Hee Dong Yoon