Print Email Facebook Twitter Structuring temporal sequences: Comparison of models and factors of complexity Title Structuring temporal sequences: Comparison of models and factors of complexity Author Essens, P.J.M.D. TNO Technische Menskunde Publication year 1995 Abstract Two stages for structuring tone sequences have been distinguished by Povel and Essens (1985). In the first, a mental clock segments a sequence into equal time units (clock model); in the second, intervals are specified in terms of subdivisions of these units. The present findings support the clock model in that it predicts human performance better than three other algorithmic models. Two further experiments in which clock and subdivision characteristics were varied did not support the hypothesized effect of the nature of the subdivisions on complexity. A model focusing on the variations in the beat-anchored envelopes of the tone clusters was proposed. Errors in reproduction suggest a dual-code representation comprising temporal and figural characteristics. The temporal part of the repre-sentation is based on the clock model but specifies, in addition, the metric of the level below the clock. The beat-tone-cluster envelope concept was proposed to specify the figural part. Subject Perceptionadultarticleattentionfemalehearinghumanlearningmalemusicpsychophysicstime perceptionAdultAttentionFemaleHumanMaleMusicPitch DiscriminationPsychoacousticsSerial LearningTime Perception To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7c01d955-a059-44f8-be94-7de0b370c281 DOI https://doi.org/10.3758/bf03213077 TNO identifier 8282 Source Perception & Psychophysics, 57, 519-532 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.