Contents

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 Interval Timing Procedures

1.1.2 Interval Timing Theories

1.2 Three Descriptions of Scalar Timing Theory

1.2.1 The Principles of Scalar Timing Theory

1.2.2 An Information-Processing Metaphor of Scalar Timing Theory

1.2.3 A Formal Model of Scalar Timing Theory

1.2.3.1 Pacemaker

1.2.3.2 Switch and Accumulator

1.2.3.3 Memory Retrieval

1.2.3.4 Threshold

1.2.3.5 Decision Rule

1.2.3.6 Memory Storage

1.2.3.7 Predictions from a Formal Model

1.3 An Example of a Timing Experiment

1.3.1 Procedure and Results

1.3.2 Simulation of the Timing Experiment

1.3.2.1 Main Program

1.3.2.2 Initialization of the Fixed-Interval Procedure (Initialize_FI)

1.3.2.3 Initialization of the Scalar Timing Model (Initialize_SET)

1.3.2.4 The Fixed-Interval Procedure (FI_Procedure)

1.3.2.5 The Scalar Timing Model (Scalar_Timing_Theory)

1.3.2.6 Saving the Data (Record_Data)

1.3.3 Estimation of Parameters

1.4 An Evaluation of Scalar Timing Theory

1.4.1 Goodness of Fit

1.4.2 Flexibility

1.4.3 Generality

Acknowledgments References

Appendix A: Matlab Code Appendix B: Simulated Data

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