Attention et jugement temporel

Translated title of the contribution: Attention and duration judgment

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The role of attention in human's duration judgment processes is analyzed. Empirical eviddences which indicate that a dissociation exists between prospective and retrospective duration judgments are presented. Attention is directly involved in prospective duration judgments processes. Attentional-based models, which can explain prospective duration judgments are presented together with empirical evidences which validate the general attentional model on the levels of both regular cognitive processes and high level executive-control processes. Waiting is presented as a natural situation during which prospective duration judgment processes are evvoked. The attentional model is used for explaining why a duration spent waiting seems to pass slowly, in contrast to a situation to which one is interested in a book or a movie and in which time flies fast.

Translated title of the contributionAttention and duration judgment
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)65-79
Number of pages15
JournalPsychologie Francaise
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • Attention
  • Prospective and retrospective duration judgments
  • Time


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