About the effect of fear and disgust on time perception

  • Vincent Laflamme
  • Noémie de la Sablonnière
  • Vanessa Fournier
  • Simon Grondin

Abstract

The goal of the present study was to explore the effects of emotions on time perception. More specifically, the effects of three types of stimuli – faces expressing fear (FEF), disgust (FED) and pictures of disgusting food (PDF) – were compared using a temporal bisection task. The results showed that, compared to FEF, time intervals seem significantly shorter when participants are exposed to PDF. However, no other differences were found between conditions. Additionally, there was no statistically significant difference in Weber ratio (WR) between all of the conditions.

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