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PhD thesis defense

Chiron A. T. Oderkerk defends his PhD thesis at the Department of Psychology

PhD thesis defense — Chiron A. T. Oderkerk forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandlig “Over time. Dynamics of temporal expectation in visual attention”.

Info

Date & Time:

Place:
University of Copenhagen, Faculty Library of Social Science, aud. 1., Gothersgade 140, 1353 Copenhagen K

Hosted by:
Department of Psychology

Cost:
Free

Candidate
Chiron A. T. Oderkerk

Title
Over time. Dynamics of temporal expectation in visual attention”.  The Thesis will be available for reading at the Faculty Library of Social Science, Gothersgade 140, 1353 Copenhagen K.

Time and venue
Tuesday the 20th February 2018 at 14:00. University of Copenhagen, Faculty Library of Social Science, aud. 1., Gothersgade 140, 1353 Copenhagen K. Kindly note that the defense will start precisely at the  announced time.

Assessment committee

  • Professor Thomas Habekost, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (chair)
  • Senior Research Fellow Jenny Coull, Aix-Marseille University, France
  • Senior Lecturer, Darren Rhodes, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.

Abstract
Temporal expectation facilitates behaviour by allocating attentional resources to events at the moment they are expected to occur. Ideally, this expectation should be tightly linked to the hazard rate of the event (i.e., the probability that the event will occur at the next possible moment in time, given that it has not yet occurred). Nevertheless, noninformative rhythmic sequences may similarly induce temporal expectation of events that occur in synchrony with the rhythm. A series of studies are presented that investigate how temporal expectation dynamically adapts when informed by rhythm, the passage of time, and the hazard rate of a stimulus’ occurrence.

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