Two post-doc positions at the Time Perception lab – SISSA

2 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, Python) 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 two more years. Salary
depends on experience and is based on SISSA regulations
(~€25.000-30.000/annum, net).

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

Please note that Domenica will be at the 1st Conference of the “Timing
Research Forum” in Strasburg this year (23-25th October) in case you
wish to talk to her in person about the advertised positions.

Timing Research Forum has partnered with the Open Science Foundation (OSF) to support the 1st Timing Research Forum

Dear all,

We are pleased to share that the Timing Research Forum has partnered with the Open Science Foundation (OSF) to support the 1st Timing Research Forum.

OSF provides an open-access platform for all conference attendees to upload their posters/talks, as well as view, download and comment on other attendees’ presentations –

Attendees will need to create an OSF account in order to upload your posters/slides. You will be prompted to create an account upon submitting to the meeting page, so there’s no need to make an account ahead of time.

We would like to encourage all conference participants to upload their presentations and join TRF in supporting the open science movement 🙂

With best wishes,

Sundeep & Argie

Two year postdoctoral fellowship: Adults’ and children’s understanding of time

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Queen’s University Belfast

This post is funded for two years from 1st January 2018 as part of the interdisciplinary AHRC project “Time: Between Metaphysics and Psychology” led by Professor Christoph Hoerl (Philosophy, Warwick) and Professor Teresa McCormack (Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast). The Research Fellow will be based at Queen’s University Belfast, and will work with Professor Teresa McCormack to design and carry out novel studies of adults’ and children’s understanding of time. This is an opportunity for a researcher interested in working within an interdisciplinary team to develop an original and exciting programme of empirical work.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Teresa McCormack, t.mccorma=<>, (++44) (0)2890974174

Anticipated interview date: Monday 30th October

Closing date: 4th October

TRF Newsletter – September 2017

Dear all,
We are pleased to share the September 2017 Newsletter of the Timing Research Forum. We have a number of exciting and important updates and announcements about the upcoming TRF Conference in Strasbourg, which is just a month away!
1. TRF Conference
– Registration
– Conference Program
– Business Meeting
– Accommodation
– TRF1 Speakers Q&A
– Poster instructions
– Open content (optional)
– Call for Social Media Outreach
– Call for Photographers
2. TRF Membership
3. TRF Blogs
4. TRF Mailing List
5. Blog your Paper
6. Blog your Conference
7. Contribute to TRF
8. Feedback for TRF
Dates: October 23-25, 2017
Contact: Anne Giersch –
If you are planning to attend the TRF Conference, and haven’t registered yet, we would encourage you to do so at the earliest!
See the following link to complete your registration –
In case you no longer plan to attend the conference, can you let us know ASAP (email Anne) so we can make arrangements accordingly.
We’ve updated the details and schedule for all symposia, oral sessions as well as the poster blitz session on the website. We encourage all attendees to use this to plan their conference itineraries in advance –
We will organize a TRF Business Meeting from 9-10AM on Oct. 25 that is open to all TRF members. We have several announcements to make during the meeting, including the exciting location of the 2nd TRF Conference in 2018!
We would like to remind everyone to book their accommodation for Strasbourg if you haven’t already, as hotels are being booked out quickly for the conference dates. If you would like to share rooms/airbnb with other attendees, please let us know at trf@timingforum.orgso we can pair you according to your preferences.
TRF is pleased to launch a new initiative – Speakers Q&A, where select Speakers share their thoughts on the current state-of-the-art in timing research and their presentations during the TRF Conference.
The first Speaker Q&A column features Dean Buonomano, who is organizing a symposium, ‘Timing, Neural Dynamics, and Temporal Scaling’ –
The second Speaker Q&A column features Warren Meck, one of the Keynote Speakers –
We’ve many more columns planned in the weeks leading up to the TRF conference, and we hope that enjoy reading these Q&A columns.
Participants who have been selected to present their work on a poster can find the relevant instructions here –
TRF supports open science and would like to encourage all participants to share their work (slides/posters etc.) with all conference attendees. It is completely optional and we hope that you would join us in openly celebrating the science that is presented at the TRF Conference.
Please share your final slides/posters in advance of the conference by emailing us at /
TRF has a very strong presence on a variety of social networks including ResearchGate, Twitter and Facebook.
We encourage all conference attendees to support our social media outreach by tweeting before/during the conference by tagging @timingforum and using the hashtag #TRF1. We hope this will inform the wider scientific community who will not be at the TRF conference about the science and the conference.
We would like to invite volunteers who are amateur/expert photographers and are happy to wield their DSLRs/smart phone cameras to capture a variety of moments during the conference. Please email us at to register your interest. All photos will be made available in a shared folder for all conference attendees to view and download.
To become a member of TRF and join a community of ~ 600 timing researchers, please fill in the form here –
ResearchGate: 313 followers (+15.5%)
Twitter: 321 followers (+25.9%)
Facebook: 377 followers (+25.7%)
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!
Bowen Fung, University of Melbourne:
1) Dopamine encodes retrospective temporal information
2) The P3 and the subjective experience of time
3) Time perception in Schizophrenia
Bronson Harry, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney:
1) Perceptual reorganisation in deaf participants can high level auditory cortex become selective for visual timing
Mukesh Makwana, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad:
1) Intended outcome appears longer in time
2) Olfactory visual sensory integration twists time perception
3) What language you speak shapes your subjective time
Molly Henry, University of Western Ontario:
1) Review of a number of rhythm and timing conference in the summer of 2017
2) Implicit variations of temporal predictability shaping the neural oscillatory and behavioral response
3) Sequence learning modulates neural responses and oscillatory coupling in human and monkey auditory cortex
If you would also like to 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 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 ecnourages 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

Perturbing and Enhancing Perception and Action using Oscillatory Neural Stimulation

The workshop “Perturbing and Enhancing Perception and Action using Oscillatory Neural Stimulation” (PEPA ON Stimulation), scheduled for the 18th/19th January 2018 at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) in Cambridge, UK. Abstract submission is open.

The workshop might be of interest for some researchers working in the field of timing and rhythm.

Please refer to our website for detailed information:

1st TRF Conference: Planning your trip

Dear all,

Thank you to all of you who have submitted an abstract to the 1st TRF Conference. We look forward to welcoming you in Strasbourg and would like to share a few reminders for the conference attendees.

1. Registration
We already have more than 150 registered attendees and would like to encourage everyone to register soon. Please follow the instructions here to complete your registration –

2. Accommodation
We have been informed by Anne Giersch that a plenary session of the European Parliament will be taking place in Strasbourg during the same week as the TRF Conference. Therefore, it is imperative that you make the necessary arrangements for your stay sooner rather than later. A list of hotels is provided on the conference website –

For those who are interested in sharing a hotel or house with other conference attendees, please let us know soon (email: and we will compile and share a list to facilitate your search for a potential roommate.

3. Travel
To plan your trip to Strasbourg, please see details on getting there –

Any participant who needs a visa to travel to France, please write to Anne Giersch for an invitation letter so that you can secure your visa in good time for the conference.

4. Conference details
The conference program is available here

We will continue to update the website with more details and also share further information through the various TRF channels.

Wishing you an enjoyable summer,
Sundeep & Argie

Post doc at Kansas State University

Dear Timing Research Forum members,

Please pass along the following job announcement to potentially interested
parties, and apologies for cross posting.

Best wishes,

Kim Kirkpatrick


Post-doctoral Fellow Position in the Reward Timing and Decision
Laboratory (Kansas State University).  Applications are invited for a
Post-Doc Research Fellow to work on an NIMH funded R01 grant examining
behavioral interventions to promote self-control in rats. The proposed
experiments will assess the efficacy and mechanism of action of time-
and reward-based interventions designed to mitigate impulsive choice
behavior.  We also aim to begin examining the neural circuitry of
plasticity in decision making induced by the behavioral interventions.
The successful candidate should possess prior experience in conducting
laboratory behavioral analysis techniques, should possess basic
computer programming skills, have formal training in data analysis
skills, and possess good written and oral communication skills. A PhD
in Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, or a related
field is required prior to the time of appointment. Interested
applicants may send in quiries to Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick,, or may submit an application at:  For
further details on Dr. Kirkpatricks research program see:

Doctoral and Post Doctoral Positions

We are currently searching for a PhD student to work on temporal
cognition and fMRI-TMS.

Position up to 4 years. Monthly stipend 1900 Euro.

Matlab and some experience with TMS is requested.

Moreover, we also have an open call for Post-docs:


Prof. Dr. Toemme Noesselt
Lehrstuhl fuer Biologische Psychologie
Institut fuer Psychologie
Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg
fernruf:+49-(0)391- 67 18477

Integrating Time & Number: From Neural Bases to Behavioral Processes through Development and Disease

Dear Members of the Timing Research Forum,

I am writing to inform you regarding the launch of a new Research Topic “Integrating Time & Number: From Neural Bases to Behavioral Processes through Development and Disease” that is being co-edited by Dr. Metehan Çiçek, Dr. Karin Kucian, Dr. Trevor Penney and myself as part of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (cross-listed with Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology–Perception Science and Frontiers in Psychiatry–Child and Adolescent Psychiatry).

This research topic aims to consolidate recent developments in the behavioral, psychophysical, neuroimaging, clinical, and theoretical study of interval timing and counting with a specific emphasis on the behavioral, physiological and translational overlaps between these functions. Further details can be found at the following link:

Manuscripts can be of different article types such as Original Research, Review, Hypothesis & Theory, etc.

The abstract submission deadline is September 29th, 2017.
The manuscript submission deadline is May 4th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at


Fuat Balcı, PhD.

2018 Conference on Learning and Memory

Dear TRF colleagues,

I am emailing to invite you to our 2018 International Conference on Learning and Memory in Huntington Beach. The conference will be held in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at UC Irvine.

When: April 18-22, 2018
Where: Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, Huntington Beach, CA
The purpose of the conference is to bring together several communities in learning and memory, bridging across animal and human work as well as across fundamental and translational neuroscience. Timing in particular is a topic of major interest in the learning and memory community and have symposia, talks and posters focused on temporal memory, time perception and temporal processing would be most welcome. I would strongly urge you to consider submitting your work to #LEARNMEM2018
The conference is open to scientists, students, clinicians, and community members. Expected attendance is 800-1000. Please feel free to forward this email to any colleagues or lab members who may be interested in presenting and/or attending the meeting.
Abstract Submission, registration, and housing are now OPEN!

We are now accepting proposals for symposia, open papers, lightning talks and posters and will continue to do so until September 1, 2017. However, since space is limited, priority will be given to earlier submissions. We recommend submitting before July 15, 2017.

Highlighted speakers include Carol Barnes, Gyuri Buzsaki, Howard Eichenbaum, Ann Graybiel, Claudia Kawas, Beth Loftus, Gary Lynch, Eleanor Maguire, Jim McGaugh, Bruce McNaughton, Richard Morris, Lynn Nadel, Liz Phelps, Dan Schacter, and Reisa Sperling. Our Keynote Speaker is 2014 Nobel Prize Laureate Edvard Moser.
Discounted registration is available for students/postdocs and other trainees. Southern California has numerous fun attractions and experiences that are family friendly. Come a few days earlier or stay a few days later than the conference (the hotel venue will offer the same discounted lodging rate) and bring the whole family.
I hope TRF colleagues will consider joining us and submitting symposia for the conference. All information is available on the conference website at
If you are on social media please follow @ucicnlm and #LEARNMEM2018 for updates on the conference