Timing Research Forum (TRF) is an academic society for promoting multidisciplinary research on timing and time perception. Established in 2016 by Sundeep Teki and Argiro Vatakis, the aim of TRF is to bring together researchers with an interest in understanding the cognitive and neural bases of temporal processing on a single platform and encourage open science and collaboration amongst its members.
TRF will organize annual conferences that will be unique in their format and focus. Firstly, we plan to have all aspects of timing research represented at TRF conferences, where researchers who investigate diverse questions related to the representation of time using a host of varied methods and addressing time at distinct levels of understanding – from single cells to network-level understanding using neurophysiological recordings in animal models to behavioral, neuroimaging and neuro-stimulation approaches in humans during normal function and dysfunction in diseased states. Secondly, every conference will address topical questions on timing through research talks and poster presentations but also an open discussion format where experts will be invited to offer their views that will inform the timing community of the current state-of-the-art. Thirdly, the conferences will actively promote the work of young scientists through dedicated sessions and make it easier for them to interact and network with senior investigators.
TRF has a strong focus on ‘open science’ and members are encouraged to share relevant resources like code, stimuli, data and offer advice and support to other researchers. We are also keen to involve the younger researchers at the doctoral and postdoctoral level to actively participate and take responsibilities for various TRF activities like newsletters, blog, and social media outreach.