The development of intersensory temporal perception: An epigenetic systems/limitations view
Journal/Book: Psychol Bull. 2000; 126: 750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, USA. Amer Psychological Assoc. 281-308.
Abstract: Several theories have stressed the importance of intersensory integration for development but have not identified specific underlying integration mechanisms. The author reviews and synthesizes current knowledge about the development of intersensory temporal perception and offers a theoretical model based on epigenetic systems theory, proposing that responsiveness to 4 basic features of multimodal temporal experience-temporal synchrony, duration, temporal rate, and rhythm-emerges in a sequential, hierarchical fashion. The model postulates that initial developmental limitations make intersensory synchrony the basis for the integration of intersensory temporal relations and that the emergence of responsiveness to the other, increasingly more complex, temporal relations occurs in a hierarchical, sequential fashion by building on the previously acquired intersensory temporal processing skills.
Note: Review Lewkowicz DJ, New York State Inst Basic Res Dev Disabil, 1050 Forest Hill Rd, Staten Isl,NY 10314 USA
Keyword(s): CROSS-MODAL TRANSFER; AUDITORY-VISUAL COMPOUNDS; INFANTS RESPONSE; 4-MONTH-OLD INFANTS; MULTISENSORY INTEGRATION; BEHAVIORAL-DEVELOPMENT; INTERMODAL PERCEPTION; EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIORS; SUPERIOR COLLICULUS; 6-MONTH-OLD INFANTS