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Effects of ambient noise on time estimation by humans.
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PMID:  4069909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
10 male and 10 female undergraduates were asked to estimate 5-, 10-, 15-, and 30-sec. intervals under five intensities of ambient noise (50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 dB). Interval estimates became shorter as the intensity of noise increased from 50 to 80 dB but became longer at 90 dB. The effects of intensity of noise were most prominant in the two longest intervals. These results are interpreted in terms of CNS arousal theory.
E R Delay; M E Mathey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-03     Completed Date:  1986-01-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Discrimination Learning
Time Perception*

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