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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Neurocognitive aspects of timing and sensorimotor synchronization 22

Kovaleva A.V.
PhD, senior researcher, P.K. Anokhin Research Institute of Normal Physiology, Moscow, Russia

The article presents a review of the neurocognitive studies of time perception, timing, and sensorimotor synchronization. These fundamental abilities of humans and animals are an essential component of many cognitive processes: speech, memory, attention, planning, and forecasting. Violations of the processes of timing and sensorimotor integration and synchronization accompany some disorders in the motor and cognitive spheres: speech and language problems, autism, ADHD, neurodegenerative diseases, memory disorders. Many brain structures are involved in the implementation of timing processes: motor cortex, cerebellum, basal ganglia, some brain stem structures. The emotional valence and arousal of stimuli change the subjective perception of their duration. It is important to note the positive role of training time and rhythm perception and movements to rhythmic sounds and music in the rehabilitation process.

Keywords: timing, time perception, sensorimotor synchronization, tapping, cognitive functions, emotions.

Column: Neurosciences


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