A Citation-Based Analysis and Review of Significant Papers on Timing and Time Perception

We are pleased to share an article recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience [download] that led to the creation of TRF by Sundeep Teki and Argiro Vatakis. The abstract is reproduced below –

Time is an important dimension of brain function, but little is yet known about the underlying cognitive principles and neurobiological mechanisms. The field of timing and time perception has witnessed tremendous growth and multidisciplinary interest in the recent years with the advent of modern neuroimaging and neurophysiological approaches. In this article, I used a data mining approach to analyze the timing literature published by a select group of researchers (n = 202) during the period 2000–2015 and highlight important reviews as well as empirical articles that meet the criterion of a minimum of 100 citations. The qualifying articles (n = 150) are listed in a table along with key details such as number of citations, names of authors, year and journal of publication as well as a short summary of the findings of each study. The results of such a data-driven approach to literature review not only serve as a useful resource to any researcher interested in timing, but also provides a means to evaluate key papers that have significantly influenced the field and summarize recent progress and popular research trends in the field. Additionally, such analyses provides food for thought about future scientific directions and raises important questions about improving organizational structures to boost open science and progress in the field. I discuss exciting avenues for future research that have the potential to significantly advance our understanding of the neurobiology of timing, and propose the establishment of a new society, the Timing Research Forum, to promote open science and collaborative work within the highly diverse and multidisciplinary community of researchers in the field of timing and time perception.

The list of the top 150 most cited articles is available as a JPG.



Call for Symposia: The Neurosciences and Music VI, in Boston USA, 15 – 18 June 2017

Submission deadline: October 15, 2016

The “Neuromusic” Community (researchers, clinicians, therapists, educators and musicians) is invited to submit proposals for the Symposia. These should be organized around a specific topic related to the conference theme of “Music, Sound and Health” with special emphasis on development.

Subthemes may include for example: “Music and Language Skills”, “Music and Motor Skills”, “Music and Memory”, “Auditory Processing”, “Auditory-Motor Interactions”, “Brain Plasticity”, “Music Intervention Programmes”, “Music Technology”, “Embodied Learning”, “Musical Disorders and Musicians Disorders”, “Music Education”, “Cross-Cultural Studies”.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and selected on the basis of merit, interest to the research community and relevance to the overall theme of the conference. The Scientific Committee may ask to combine proposals if there is significant overlap.

Proposals should be sent by e-mail to: neuromusic@fondazione-mariani.org by 15 October, 2016.

Each scientist can only be included in one symposium, either as proposer or a participant. Senior post doctoral fellows, but not PhD students, may be included as speakers in symposia. Each Symposium may involve 3 to 4 speakers (maximum – including the chair) who have made significant research contributions to their field, 15 minutes per presentation, and should be organized to allow 20 minutes discussion time per symposium.
Proposals should include:

a. Title and aim of the Symposium in relation to the conference theme* (max. 200 words each)
b. Abstracts of each proposed talk (max. 50 words each)
c. Confirmation of each speaker’s availability.

Speaker benefits
: the registration fee will be waived for speakers and chairmen, and a contribution towards accommodation and travel expenses will be determined after acceptance of the proposal.
Deadlines for poster-abstracts will be 15 January 15, 2017. Poster presentations will be a prominent part of the meeting. More details will be provided in the fall.

CEP Annual Conference 2016. Temporal Experience: Annual Conference of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section

Friday 2nd September 2016 – Saturday 3rd September 2016 at University of Bristol

The conference will explore the phenomenology and psychology of temporal experience. A sense of the passage of time forms an integral part of much, perhaps all, of our experiences, memories, and our anticipatory action. It is certainly arguable that temporal experience structures the way we understand ourselves, others, causation, and processes involving persistence or change in the external world. We will consider interdisciplinary questions concerning temporality, data from neuroscience relating to time perception (and distortion), and psychological theories or empirical studies relating to subjective experience of time in different contexts. Please see the call for papers for further information.

Keynote Speakers

Dan Lloyd (Trinity)
Sylvie Droit-Volet (Blaise Pascal)
Catherine Jones (Cardiff)

Who is the course intended for?

Researchers and students with an interest in the topic from all levels of academia and from any discipline

Call for Submissions

We are no longer accepting submissions for this event. Submissions closed at 12:00 midday on Friday 22nd April 2016.

Early Bird registration will be open until 9.00am on Monday 1st August 2016.
Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507

Time in Tokyo: International Symposium on temporal perception and experience

From Dr. Warrick Roseboom:

We are excited to announce and open submissions for the Time in Tokyo meeting 2016, to be held on October 11-12th 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. This meeting aims to provide a setting for the leading researchers on temporal perception and experience to present and openly discuss their recent progress on this fundamental issue.
The scope of potential submissions encompasses all disciplines interested in perception and experience of time and we expect to include, though are not limited to, human and animal behavioural and neuroscientific, artificial systems, and philosophical approaches. We will soon announce several key guest speakers.

The meeting will consist of both talk and poster presentations and will have no registration fee. Submissions should be via email to: time.in.tokyo@gmail.com. For those who wish to attend but require financial assistance to do so, limited funding is available and can be discussed with the organising committee before or at submission.


11th-12th October 2016


University of Tokyo, Komaba Research Campus, ENOS hall

Planned Speakers

Warrick Roseboom (University of Sussex)

Ryota Kanai (Araya Brain Imaging)

Jun Tani (KAIST)

Takashi Ikegami (University of Tokyo)

Shigeru Kitazawa (Osaka University)

(more to follow…)


Abstract submissions: time.in.tokyo AT gmail.com (Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Specify if you would prefer to be considered for a talk or poster only)

Any other queries : time.in.tokyo AT gmail.com or wjroseboom AT gmail.com or k.suzuki AT sussex.ac.uk.