Call for contributions: Joint special issue on “Timing and Time Perception: A Lifespan Developmental Perspective.

Submission deadline: September 15th 2016

Timing and time perception are fundamental aspects of cognition and social behavior. Even simple classical conditioning depends on getting the timing right, and poor timing can lead to feeling “out of sync” and excluded in social situations. On the other hand, timing and time perception can also be heavily influenced by cognitive and emotional processes that change throughout the lifespan.

The journals Timing & Time Perception (hosting empirical papers) and Timing & Time Perception Reviews (hosting review papers) will publish joint special issues on the development and aging of these important functions. Papers may focus either on a specific life stage (infancy, childhood, adolescence, maturity) or examine developmental differences across the lifespan. Research may focus on healthy or pathological populations, and either humans or nonhumans. Submissions taking a longitudinal perspective that allows examination of intra-individual change are especially encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to developmental differences/changes in:

  • Interval timing
  • Rhythm and synchronization
  • Synchrony and order perception
  • Multisensory temporal processing
  • Circadian influences
  • Acquisition of time knowledge
  • Acquisition of temporal concepts
  • Timing and memory, attention, processing speed, or metacognition
  • Timing and emotion or social context
  • Timing and action
  • Timing and counting, number, or space
  • Timing and music

Letters of inquiry regarding whether a specific topic/paper idea may fit with theme of the issue can be emailed to the guest editors (below).

Guest Editors:

Sylvie Droit-Volet, Laboratoire de psychologie sociale et cognitive (CNRS, UMR 6024), Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Cindy Lustig, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United-States

Argiro Vatakis, Cognitive Systems Research Institute, Athens, Greece

Submission procedure:

Submission deadline: September 15th 2016

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue it is important to select “Special Issue: Timing and Development” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Also make sure to select one of the editors listed above.

Author guidelines for both journals can be found here:

Standard peer review/revision process will be followed.

Competition Announcement: Journal Cover Design for Timing & Time Perception

Want to see your design on the cover of a journal on timing?

Have an awesome design on timing and time perception?

Then, send us your ideas!

Timing & Time Perception ( is ready to refresh its cover by selecting a new design from people inspired and/or interested in timing. The theme is general on timing and time perception and the design can be a sketch, a photograph, artistic impressions….anything that comes out of your inspiration on the theme.

The deadline for submissions is September 15th, 2016 and the three highest-voted designs will be announced on November 1st, 2016. All three designs along with their descriptions will be published in the Journal. The design selection will be done by the editors-in-chief, editorial board, and Brill representatives.

The awards for contributing your design are: a) free T&TP subscription (print and online) for 1 year, starting with the first issue that has the new design, b) a monetary award of 200 euros, and c) journal publication of the design and a few words on its meaning and inspiration.

The design copyright will remain with the designer, who will be credited for it on the inside cover of the Journal, but Brill will be the proprietor of the whole cover in which the design is incorporated.

Please submit your entries to Argiro Vatakis by email: or

Some more design details: The front cover of T&TP is 15.5 x 23.5 cm. The designer of the new cover needs to supply an image at high resolution (300-600 dpi at the size mentioned above), as original .TIF, .JPEG or .EPS file, and in full colour (i.e., CMYK and not RGB format). The new cover design should either: a) include the text “TIMING & TIME PERCEPTION” in the same font as it is now (not necessarily the same colour) or b) take into account that this will added by Brill, together with other text items (e.g., ‘Brill’, volume, issue, year).

4 Post-doc positions in cognitive neuroscience of time perception

4 post-doc positions are available to work with Domenica Bueti on a European Research Council funded project (“How the Human Brain Masters Time – BiT”) at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste (Italy).

By using neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS), neuroimaging (fMRI at 7T, and EEG) techniques and the simultaneous combination of TMS and EEG, the project aims to understand the neural mechanisms and the cognitive architecture subserving human abilities to perceive, represent, and manipulate information about time.

The candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience or a related field, should have expertise in either neurostimulation (TMS and/or tDCS) or neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and/or EGG), have competence in programming (Matlab) and interest in the research topic.  The successful candidate is expected to work within the general framework of the project, but also to actively contribute with his/her own ideas.

The starting date for these positions is flexible. Initially for two years, the positions can be extended up to three years.

To apply, please send to Domenica Bueti (domenica.bueti AT in a single pdf file, a CV, the contact information of two referees, a brief statement describing your personal qualifications and future research interests.

Closing date for applications is the 31/07/2016

For more information see: