Time monitoring tasks
In the time monitoring task, participants were instructed to indicate the passing of every 5 min while watching a video. They were not informed about the duration of the monitoring task (20 min for children and 30 min for adults). Children watched an animated movie (Gar.eld), and adult participants were shown another animated movie (Spirited Away). For each group, the video was presented on a computer monitor, and a response box with a green button and a red button was placed next to the monitor. The experimenter instructed each participant that the red button should be pressed when the clock on the monitor showed 05:00, 10:00, 15:00, and so on without informing the participant about the duration of the task. (see article for more details)