Autism spectrum disorders

Study examines timing abilities of drivers with ADHD and ASD

Time perception plays a key role in safety while driving on the road. When traveling at high speeds, decisions made in a matter of seconds could help avoid a potentially fatal accident. A recent University of Alabama at Birmingham ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your perception of self becomes blurrier over time

When you look at two objects close to you such as two leaves, it's easy to tell them apart but when they are farther away from you, they become difficult to distinguish. The two objects become "compressed," a basic principle ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feedback and goal-setting shown to improve attention

For individuals to sustain their attention on a task over a long period of time, goal-setting is effective but receiving feedback produces a much stronger effect, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Neuroscience

Time perception and sense of touch: A new connection

The perception of time relates to the sense of touch. A new SISSA study "A sensory integration account for time perception," published in PLOS Computational Biology uncovers this connection. "The challenge to neuroscience ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Distorted passage of time during the COVID-19 lockdown

A survey conducted in the U.K. suggests that social and physical distancing measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted people's perception of how quickly time passed compared to their pre-lockdown ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Who really hit the basketball out of bounds?

The shot clock reads 5, and a win forces a game 7. Two hands outstretched as the players—one in royal blue and yellow, the other black—hurtle towards the edge of the court. The ball sails out of bounds, and the play ends. ...

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