Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Young Children's Difficulties in Switching from Rhythm Production to Temporal Interval Production (>1 S)

Abstract : This study examined the young children's abilities to switch from rhythm production, with short 15 Inter-Taps Intervals (ITI), to temporal interval production, with long ITI (> 1 s), in a sensorimotor synchronization task. Children aged 3 and 5 years old were given 6 sessions of synchronization. In a control group, they had to synchronize their ITI to an Inter-Stimulus Interval (ISI) of 4 s. In the experimental group, they must progressively increase their ITI for one session to the next (from 0.4-s to 4.0-s ISI). Our results showed that the 5-year-olds produced longer ITI that the 3-year-olds in synchronization. However, the value of ITI in the 5-year-olds never exceeded 1.5 s, with more variable ITI in the control than in the experimental group. In addition, at 5 years, boys had more difficulties than girls in changing their tapping rhythm. These results suggest a temporal window in sensorimotor synchronization, beyond which the rhythm is lost and the synchronization becomes difficult.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal-univ-paris10.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01478464
Contributor : Administrateur Hal Nanterre <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:46:38 AM
Last modification on : Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:34:40 PM

Links full text

Identifiers

Citation

Anne Bobin-Bègue, Sylvie Droit-Volet, Joëlle Provasi. Young Children's Difficulties in Switching from Rhythm Production to Temporal Interval Production (>1 S). Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers, 2014, 5, ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01346⟩. ⟨hal-01478464⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

250