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Differences in auditory timing between human and nonhuman primates

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 December 2014

Henkjan Honing
Affiliation:
Amsterdam Brain and Cognition, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. honing@uva.nl http://www.mcg.uva.nl/hh/
Hugo Merchant
Affiliation:
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Instituto de Neurobiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Juriquila, Querétaro, México. hugomerchant@unam.mx http://132.248.142.13/personal/merchant/members.html
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Abstract

The gradual audiomotor evolution hypothesis is proposed as an alternative interpretation to the auditory timing mechanisms discussed in Ackermann et al.'s article. This hypothesis accommodates the fact that the performance of nonhuman primates is comparable to humans in single-interval tasks (such as interval reproduction, categorization, and interception), but shows differences in multiple-interval tasks (such as entrainment, synchronization, and continuation).

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