2017 April Newsletter

Dear all,

We are pleased to share the April 2017 Newsletter of the Timing Research Forum.

IA. Registration open for the 1st Conference of the Timing Research Forum (TRF1)

Please register for the 1st TRF Conference here –
https://trf-strasbourg.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/9.

Website: http://trf-strasbourg.sciencesconf.org
Program: https://trf-strasbourg.sciencesconf.org/program
Submissions: https://trf-strasbourg.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/16
Date: October 23-25, 2017
Contact: Anne Giersch – trf.strasbourg@orange.fr

IB. Call for Symposia – Deadline: May 1, 2017

8 Symposia will be selected from submitted proposals. Each symposium must be focused on a single topic and will include 3 oral presentations of 20 minutes (+ 5 minutes questions) organized by a chairperson, who can also be a presenter. There can be 4 oral presentations if preferred, but the total duration of the symposium should not exceed 1 hour and 15 minutes. The chairperson is responsible for submitting the symposium proposal and for recruiting speakers. Symposia on current topics and of a multidisciplinary
nature are encouraged.

Symposium proposals should include the following:
1. The name, contact information, and affiliation of the symposium chairperson.
2. Title
3. A brief abstract describing the symposiums objective and topics to
be covered (maximum 500 words, references included).
4. Up to 5 keywords.
5. The title of each presentation, with a list of proposed speakers, their affiliations and contact information. For multi-author papers, please underline the presenter.
6. A short abstract for each presentation (max 150 words with references)
7. Abbreviations must be spelled out in full at their first use. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Use only standard abbreviations.

If your symposium proposal is not accepted, the abstracts will be automatically re-considered for poster or oral presentation.

IC. Call for Abstracts for Talks & Posters – Deadline: May 1, 2017

There will be two short oral sessions, each containing 6 presentations of 12 minutes (+ 3 minutes for questions) along with two poster sessions, and around 15 posters will be selected for oral blitz presentation (5 minutes).

Abstracts for poster and oral presentations should include the following:
1. A title that clearly defines the work addressed.
2. Name and affiliation of the authors. For multi-author papers, please underline the presenter and provide their contact information.
3. An abstract describing the specific goal of the study, the methods used, a summary of the results, and a conclusion. The abstract should not exceed 300 words (references included).
4. Up to 5 keywords.
5. Abbreviations must be spelled out in full at their first use. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Use only standard abbreviations.
6. Do not add formatting. Italic, bold, tabs or extra spaces will not appear in the final program.
7. Your preference of oral or poster presentation.
8. Specify whether you apply for a student travel grant (see below).

All selected abstracts and symposium proposals will be published in a special issue of the Timing and Time Perception Reviews journal. Abstract submission and registration will be coordinated via the conference website. For any queries, please contact Anne Giersch at trf.strasbourg@orange.fr.

II. TRF Membership

We thank our members for their support and welcome the new members to our community.

Website: 536 members (+ 5.7%)
ResearchGate: 236 followers (+15.1%)
Twitter: 224 followers (+ 8.7%)
Facebook: 231 followers (+ 7.4%)
III. TRF Mailing List

The TRF mailing list is now functional and ready to accept your entries. These entries can be related to timing related positions, fundings, news, or anything timing related you want to share with the TRF community. Please email these entries directly to trf-list@timingforum.org. Make sure to use plain text when sending these messages (thus, no attachments or fancy formatting is allowed). Please keep in mind that the mailing list is monitored, thus all your emails will have to be approved by the administrator. Looking forward to your emails!
IV. TRF Blogs

We have a number of new blog articles reviewing recent papers on timing by a number of promising early career researchers. Please read, share, comment and discuss!
Bronson Harry, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney:
Causal evidence for the right TPJ in temporal attention

Causal evidence for the right TPJ in temporal attention


Mukesh Makwana, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad:
Let’s dissociate neural networks for time perception and working memory

Let’s Dissociate Neural Network for Time perception and Working Memory


Molly Henry, University of Western Ontario:
Causal evidence that intrinsic beta-frequency is relevant for enhanced signal propagation in the motor system as shown through rhythmic TMS

Causal evidence that intrinsic beta-frequency is relevant for enhanced signal propagation in the motor system as shown through rhythmic TMS


Ryszard Auksztulewicz, Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity:
Can EEG distinguish between different types of temporal predictions?

Can EEG distinguish between different types of temporal predictions?


Bowen J Fung, University of Melbourne:
Does temporal binding involve a slow-down of the pacemaker?

Does temporal binding involve a slow-down of the pacemaker?

If you would also like to contribute as a blogger, please get in touch: trf@timingforum.org.

V. Blog your paper

We would like to invite TRF members to submit short summaries of their recently published articles on timing. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and not include more than one representative figure.

Please submit your entries after your paper is published by emailing us at trf@timingforum.org. Submissions are open anytime and will be featured on the TRF blog page – http://timingforum.org/category/blog.

VI. Blog your conference

We would like to invite TRF members to write about their experience of a timing conference/meeting/workshop that they have recently attended. Submissions can highlight prominent talks/papers presented, new
methods, trends and your personal views about the conference. Pictures may also be included. Submissions should be no longer than 1000 words.

Please submit your entries to trf@timingforum.org within two months from the date of the conference.

VII. Timing Meetings in 2017

Neurosciences and Music VI: Music, Sound and Health
June 15-18; Boston, USA

Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop
July 3-5; Birmingham, UK

European Society for Cognitive Science of Music
July 31 – Aug. 4; Ghent, Belgium

1st Conference of the Timing Research Forum
October 23 – 25; Strasbourg, France

For further details on these timing meetings, please visit – http://timingforum.org/timing-meetings/.
If you are organizing or aware of any other meetings focused on timing, please let us know at trf@timingforum.org.

VIII. Contributions

TRF aims to host timing related resources, so that TRF’s website will be the one stop for everything related to timing. Currently, the TRF website has these resources: all members’ publications, timing related special issues, and books on timing, a list of meetings focused on timing, a list of timing related societies/groups, as well as code and mentoring resources.

We ask all of you to contribute to these resources. Please send us (email at trf@timingforum.org) any omissions that we might have or any new information that should be added.

TRF is based on the idea of sharing information freely between its members so as to advance timing research and group collaborations. Thus, we encourage all of you to share with us any of the above
resources that you might have and/or suggest new resources that we should add and circulate within the community.

IX. Suggestions

We thank all of you for supporting this community and hope that you will continue to do so in the future. As we continuously emphasize, TRF is meant to be open to all timing researchers with the aim of sharing ideas and advancing the current state of the art. Thus, we are open to any suggestions or ideas that will help TRF grow and advance.

We have already established many ways (website, mailing list, resources etc.) to discuss the current state and the future of TRF and these tools will become more active in the coming months. We look forward to your feedback!

With best wishes,
Sundeep Teki
University of Oxford
sundeepteki.org

&

Argiro Vatakis
Cognitive Systems Research Institute
argirovatakis.com