Recent studies have reported a strong interaction between spatial and temporal representation when visual experience is missing: blind people use temporal representation of events to represent spatial metrics. Given the superiority of audition on time perception, we hypothesized that when audition is not available complex temporal representations could be impaired, and spatial representation of events could be used to build temporal metrics. To test this hypothesis, deaf and hearing subjects were tested with a visual temporal task where conflicting and not conflicting spatiotemporal information was delivered. As predicted, we observed a strong deficit of deaf participants when only temporal cues were useful and space was uninformative with respect to time. However, the deficit disappeared when coherent spatiotemporal cues were presented and increased for conflicting spatiotemporal stimuli. These results highlight that spatial cues influence time estimations in deaf participants, suggesting that deaf individuals use spatial information to infer temporal environmental coordinates. Disability; Biological Sciences; Neuroscience; Cognitive Neuroscience

Spatial Cues Influence Time Estimations in Deaf Individuals / Amadeo, M. B.; Campus, C.; Pavani, F.; Gori, M.. - In: ISCIENCE. - ISSN 2589-0042. - 19:(2019), pp. 369-377. [10.1016/j.isci.2019.07.042]

Spatial Cues Influence Time Estimations in Deaf Individuals

Pavani F.;
2019

Abstract

Recent studies have reported a strong interaction between spatial and temporal representation when visual experience is missing: blind people use temporal representation of events to represent spatial metrics. Given the superiority of audition on time perception, we hypothesized that when audition is not available complex temporal representations could be impaired, and spatial representation of events could be used to build temporal metrics. To test this hypothesis, deaf and hearing subjects were tested with a visual temporal task where conflicting and not conflicting spatiotemporal information was delivered. As predicted, we observed a strong deficit of deaf participants when only temporal cues were useful and space was uninformative with respect to time. However, the deficit disappeared when coherent spatiotemporal cues were presented and increased for conflicting spatiotemporal stimuli. These results highlight that spatial cues influence time estimations in deaf participants, suggesting that deaf individuals use spatial information to infer temporal environmental coordinates. Disability; Biological Sciences; Neuroscience; Cognitive Neuroscience
Amadeo, M. B.; Campus, C.; Pavani, F.; Gori, M.
Spatial Cues Influence Time Estimations in Deaf Individuals / Amadeo, M. B.; Campus, C.; Pavani, F.; Gori, M.. - In: ISCIENCE. - ISSN 2589-0042. - 19:(2019), pp. 369-377. [10.1016/j.isci.2019.07.042]
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