November 2017 Newsletter

Dear all,

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


1. TRF1 Conference Wrap-up
2. TRF1 Survey
3. TRF ECR Committee
4. TRF Membership
5. TRF Blogs
6. TRF Mailing List
7. Blog your Paper
8. Blog your Conference
9. Contribute to TRF
10. Feedback for TRF

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Strasbourg for the 1st TRF Conference! We had 270 registered participants presenting > 200 abstracts which made for a very high-quality and friendly conference bringing together everyone interested in timing research!

As we wrap up the conference, here are a few links for you to browse –

(1) TRF1 Proceedings –

The draft version of the proceedings with all abstracts is available as a PDF here –

(2) TRF Open Science Foundation –

Thank you to everyone who has openly shared their work at the OSF site –

We’ve received ~100 posters and talks and would like to encourage everyone to upload their presentations.

(3) TRF1 Picture Gallery –

You can browse and add your photos from TRF1 here –


Following from the discussions held during the Business Meeting at TRF1, we’ve created a survey and would like to request every TRF Member (whether you attended TRF1 in Strasbourg or not) to express their thoughts and share your feedback to help us improve your experience with TRF and TRF Conferences.

Please submit your responses to the survey by December 31, 2017. It will take ~5mins to complete the survey –


Interested graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to apply to join the TRF Early Career Research Committee. Email with a statement of interest and how you would like to contribute to TRF and promote timing research and early career researchers. Deadline: November 30, 2017.


To become a member of TRF and join a community of ~ 650 timing researchers, please fill in the form here –

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Facebook: 411 / 377 followers (+9%)


We look forward to sharing new blogs about recently published papers and also welcome any blog articles about your experience at TRF1.

If you would like to regularly contribute as a TRF blogger, please get in touch:


Everyone is invited to share any items related to timing related positions, grants, news, or anything that concerns timing research with the TRF community via our mailing list.

Make sure to use plain text when sending these messages (i.e. no attachments or fancy formatting is allowed). Please keep in mind that the mailing list is monitored, and only the items approved by the mailing list moderators will be circulated to our community. Looking forward to your emails!

Please email your items directly to


We 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 Submissions are open anytime and will be featured on the TRF blog page –


We invite TRF members to blog about their experience of a timing conference/meeting/workshop that you 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.

Please submit your articles (no longer than 1000 words) to within two months from the date of the conference you intend to highlight.


TRF aims to host pertinent timing related resources, so that the TRF website acts as the definitive platform for everything related to timing research. The current resources listed on the TRF website include: (1) all members’ publications, (2) timing related special issues, (3) books on timing, (4) list of meetings focused on timing, (5) list of timing related societies/groups, (6) as well as code and mentoring resources.

TRF encourages open science and supports sharing of relevant information and knowledge between its members, with the aim to advance the field of timing research. We therefore invite you all to contribute to these resources. Please email us ( your suggestions for new resources for the timing community.


As an open academic society, we hope that you participate freely and support the TRF community in achieving its mission. As we like to repeatedly emphasize, TRF’s aim is to serve all timing researchers through open exchange of ideas, information and resources to advance the timing research community. We are open to receiving your suggestions or ideas that will help TRF grow and continue to deliver on its mission. We look forward to your feedback!

With best wishes,

Sundeep Teki
University of Oxford


Argiro Vatakis
Cognitive Systems Research Institute

Graduate Student Positions in Auditory Neuroscience, Human Interaction & Music McMaster University

Two graduate student positions are available to work with Dr. Laurel Trainor who directs both the Infant Auditory Lab ( and the LIVELab ( at McMaster University.

Projects include understanding human interaction in musical ensembles using behaviour, motion capture and EEG measures; studying brain oscillations involved in predictive timing and predictive coding; musical development in infants and children; and applications using non-verbal measures to understand auditory perception and communicative processes in special populations such adults with dementia or hearing loss and children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
The research group is multidisciplinary with ties to Engineering, Health Science and Music.  In addition to infant and adult behavioural and EEG labs, students will have access to the internationally acclaimed LIVELab, a research-concert hall capable of simulating almost any acoustical environment and equipped with multiperson EEG, physiology, motion capture and more (
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Computer Science or other affiliated disciplines. General information on the graduate program can be found here:
Initial inquiries can be directed to Dr. Trainor at Please include a CV and unofficial transcript with your inquiry.
Papers from the lab can be accessed at

TRF1 Conference Survey

Dear all,

Thank you very much for participating in the 1st TRF Conference in Strasbourg and making it a great success! Following from the discussions held during the Business Meeting, we’ve created a survey and would like to request every TRF Member (whether you attended TRF1 in Strasbourg or not) to express their thoughts and share your feedback to help us improve your experience with TRF and TRF Conferences.

Please submit your responses to the survey by December 31st. It will take ~5mins to complete the survey –

With best wishes,
Sundeep & Argie

On behalf of the Timing Research Forum


PostDoctoral Position at McGill University: Temporal Dynamics of Group Interaction

A postdoctoral scholarship position is available in auditory-motor
integration in music and speech, with an emphasis on temporal dynamics
of group interaction. Dr. Caroline Palmer’s lab (,
Psychology, McGill University, Montreal) uses behavioural, motion capture,
and EEG techniques in measurement and modeling of temporal dynamics, with
strong ties to Montreal’s Centre for Research in Brain, Language and
Music, BRAMS, and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and

This 1- or 2-year position is ideal for a motivated scholar with a
strong background of experimental skills in cognitive neuroscience
and/or computational modeling. Specific projects will be developed with
the scholar. Applicants must receive their PhD within 3 years of the
application date. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3
representative papers, and contact information for 3 references
to: Start date (negotiable) is early 2018. For
further details, contact Caroline Palmer (