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    Rewarding performance feedback alters reported time of action
    with Joy J. Geng
    Consciousness and Cognition 20 (4): 1577-1585. 2011.
    Past studies have shown that the perceived time of actions is retrospectively influenced by post-action events. The current study examined whether rewarding performance feedback altered the reported time of action. In Experiment 1, participants performed a speeded button press task and received monetary reward for a presumed “fast,” or a monetary punishment for a presumed “slow” response. Rewarded trials resulted in the false perception that the response action occurred earlier than punished tri…Read more
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    We infer rather than perceive the moment we decided to act
    with William P. Banks
    Psychological Science 20 (1): 17. 2009.
    A seminal experiment found that the reported time of a decision to perform a simple action was at least 300 ms after the onset of brain activity that normally preceded the action. In Experiment 1, we presented deceptive feedback (an auditory beep) 5 to 60 ms after the action to signify a movement time later than the actual movement. The reported time of decision moved forward in time linearly with the delay in feedback, and came after the muscular initiation of the response at all but the 5-ms d…Read more
  • Deceived and distorted: game outcome retrospectively determines the reported time of action
    with William P. Banks, Arne D. Ekstrom, and Jessica Stern
    Journal of Experimental Psychology 37 (5): 1458-69. 2011.
    Previous work suggested the association between intentionality and the reported time of action was exclusive, with intentionality as the primary facilitator to the mental time compression between the reported time of action and its effect (Haggard, Clark, & Kalogeras, 2002). In three experiments, we examined whether mental time compression could also be observed in an unintended action. Participants performed an externally cued key press task that elicited one of two possible tones. The reported…Read more
  • with William P. Banks
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  • Effects of Youth Authorship on the Appraisal of Paintings
    with Arne D. Ekstrom and WIlliam P. Banks
    Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts 4 (4): 235. 2010.
    Authorship of a painting affects the evaluation of the artwork. In particular, prestigious authorship predicts an evaluation bias in favor of eminent artists. In the recent years, however, the art appreciation movement has focused attention on youth art. This reverse prestige bias effect raises a number of concerns about the virtue of art and the art evaluation bias. In this study, we asked what specific aspects of children's artworks contribute to the accentuated aesthetic response. Recent theo…Read more