Voluntary timing and brain function; an information processing approach

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This article takes an information processing perspective to review current understanding of brain mechanisms of human voluntary timing. Theoretical accounts of timing of the production of isochronous tapping and rhythms and of bimanual responding repetitive responding are reviewed. The mapping of higher level temporal parameter setting and memory processes and of lower level motor implementation process onto cortical and subcortical brain structures is discussed in relation to evidence from selective lesions in a range of neurological motor disorders. Brain activation studies that have helped identify key brain structures involved in the control of timing are reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-30
Number of pages24
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2002


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