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.

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