TRF Newsletter – February 2018

Dear all,

We hope you had a fantastic start to the new year and are pleased to share TRF’s first newsletter of 2018 containing some exciting announcements!

CONTENTS

1. TRF1 Conference Survey Results

2. TRF2 Announcement

3. TRF ECR Committee

4. TRF Timing Labs Database

5. TRF Timing Papers Alerts and Database

6. JOBS

7. TRF Membership

8. TRF Blogs

9. TRF Mailing List

10. TRF Blogs

11. Blog your Conference

12. Contribute to TRF

13. Feedback for TRF

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1. TRF1 CONFERENCE SURVEY RESULTS

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Strasbourg for the 1st TRF Conference and shared your detailed feedback on TRF1 and suggestions for future TRF conferences!

We received > 100 responses and have summarized the weighted-average scores (out of 5) as below. We thank you all for making TRF1 a tremendous success!

SCIENCE

How would you rate scientific program of TRF1? 4.58

How would you rate TRF1 on the diversity of timing topics? 4.40

How likely are you to recommend TRF Conferences to your colleagues? 4.72

Did you make any new potential scientific collaborations at TRF1? 32.3% YES, 48.4% MAYBE

How would you rate the quality of the Keynote talks? 4.40

How would you rate the quality of the Symposia? 4.42

How would you rate the quality of the Poster sessions? 4.19

How would you rate the quality of the Oral sessions? 4.32

How would you rate the quality of the Poster Blitz session? 3.88

How do you rate TRF1 with respect to open science and open access? 4.52

ORGANIZATION

How would you rate TRF1 with respect to its overall organization? 4.66

How would you rate the abstract submission process? 4.61

How would you rate the registration process? 4.22

How do you rate the food and dining experience at the conference venue? 4.27

How would you rate the quality of the social events? 4.35

How was your experience of Strasbourg as the location of the conference? 4.84

How would you rate TRF1 on value for money? 4.55

COMMUNICATION

How would you rate the quality of communications from the organizers before and during the conference? 4.62

How would you rate your experience of the TRF conference website? 4.43

How do you rate the quality of social media outreach before and during the conference? 4.28

How do you rate the quality of communications from TRF before and during the conference? 4.45

If you would like to catch up on the science presented at TRF1, see the following links –

TRF1 Proceedings –

The proceedings with all abstracts is available as a PDF here –

https://trf-strasbourg.sciencesconf.org/data/pages/ProceedingsTRF2017.pdf

TRF Open Science Foundation –

TRF’s OSF site containing ~100 posters and talks presented at TRF1 – https://osf.io/view/trf2017/.

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2. TRF2 ANNOUNCEMENT

We are very excited to share that the 2nd Timing Research Forum Conference will be held in October 2019 in Mexico!

TRF2 will be organized by Hugo Merchant and held at the Institute of Neurobiology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico at the Juriquilla Campus in Queretaro.

You can view a copy of the TRF2 presentation by Hugo Merchant here – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Eya898fu6wXXW80BeIfHlIJ5wkvE1H61

The precise dates and details of the Organizing Committee will be confirmed in due time.

We look forward to build upon the emphatic success of TRF1 and hope to see the timing community come together again in Mexico!

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3. TRF EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER COMMITTEE

We are delighted to announce the formation of the TRF ECR Committee and welcome its first 10 members!

The TRF ECR Committee will contribute to a number of TRF’s core activities with an aim to support early career researchers and promote TRF’s mission.

ANDREW CHANG

PhD Candidate

McMaster University

Canada

AYSHA MOTALA

PhD Candidate

Cardiff University

UK

BASAK AGDOGAN

PhD Candidate

Columbia University

USA

LAETITITA GRABOT

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Bielefeld

Germany

LUCILA CACERES

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universidad Nacional de Quilmes

Argentina

LJUBICA JOVANOVIC

PhD Candidate

Ecole Normale Supérieure

France

MITRA TAGHZIADEH

PhD Candidate

Kochi University of Technology

Japan

MUKESH MAKWANA

PhD Candidate

University of Allahabad

India

SVEN THOENES

Postdoctoral Researcher

Leibniz Research Center for Working Environments and Human Factors

Germany

YOSHIKO KABE

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Western Ontario

Canada

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4. TRF TIMING LABS DATABASE

As one of their first initiatives, the TRF ECR Committee is building a database of labs that conduct timing research.

Apart from being an important community-building project, this information will be of use to researchers seeking collaborations,

students seeking PhD / Postdoc positions, as well as journal editors seeking relevant reviewers.

Please fill out this shared Google document similar to the example shown –

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W4NWNUrNOTIYshVB-PSUs_PXZZ6AS0R1ecAQsLSBH3M/edit?usp=sharing

If you’re a PI and are currently hiring, please indicate YES/NO in the ‘Hiring’ column and add a link to the job advert accordingly.

And anytime you plan to hire new lab members in the future, you can update your status to YES. The ECR Committee will regularly

monitor the hiring status and share information about new jobs on TRF’s platforms like website, social media and newsletter.

The labs database will be published on the TRF website for easy access to the wider scientific community.

If you’ve any questions, please feel free to write to the TRF ECR Committee – ecr.trf@gmail.com

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5. TRF TIMING PAPERS ALERTS AND DATABASE

The TRF ECR Committee is pleased to announce another initiative to promote new timing publications (2018 onwards) by TRF members.

Please let us know any time you’ve a new timing paper published by –

1) Updating details of your paper in this shared Google document (similar to the example publication) –

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WGTzUVqaom7lczhbyHIiG-vYKxxqb_qCZmgkALg3R7A/edit?usp=sharing

2) Tagging TRF (@timingforum) on Twitter if you’d like us to RT on Twitter and share on other social networks

3) Sending us a lay summary (up to 1000 words with one figure) that will be published on TRF’s blog

All new publications shared with us will feature in the TRF Newsletter and published on the TRF website on a monthly basis.

If you’ve any questions, please feel free to contact the TRF ECR Committee – ecr.trf@gmail.com

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6. JOBS

Please see the following ad for tenure-track position –

Applications are invited for a tenure-track researcher position in the Cognition and Brain Dynamics research team of Virginie van Wassenhove.

The lab is hosted at NeuroSpin (Dir. Prof Stanislas Dehaene) on the plateau de Saclay near Paris, France.

 

Full description here: https://brainthemind.com/openings/

 

Virginie van Wassenhove

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7. TRF MEMBERSHIP & SOCIAL MEDIA

To become a member of TRF and join a community of > 650 timing researchers, please fill in the form here – http://timingforum.org/membership/

TRF has an active online presence with > 1100 followers on several social networks –

ResearchGate: 361 followers

https://www.researchgate.net/project/Timing-Research-Forum

Twitter:  425 followers

Facebook: 420 followers (+9%)

http://facebook.com/timingresearchforum

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8. TRF BLOGS

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: trf@timingforum.org.

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9. TRF MAILING LIST

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 trf-list@timingforum.org.

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10. BLOG YOUR PAPER

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 trf@timingforum.org. Submissions are open anytime and will be featured on the TRF blog page – http://timingforum.org/category/blog.

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11. BLOG YOUR CONFERENCE

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 trf@timingforum.org within two months from the date of the conference you intend to highlight.

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12. CONTRIBUTE TO TRF

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 (trf@timingforum.org) your suggestions for new resources for the timing community.

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13. FEEDBACK FOR TRF

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!

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With best wishes,

Sundeep Teki,

Argiro Vatakis, &

TRF ECR Committee

Email:                      trf@timingforum.org | ecr.trf@gmail.com

Website:                  timingforum.org

ResearchGate:        https://www.researchgate.net/project/Timing-Research-Forum

Twitter:                    https://twitter.com/TimingForum

Facebook:               http://facebook.com/timingresearchforum

November 2017 Newsletter

Dear all,

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

CONTENTS

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
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1. TRF CONFERENCE WRAP-UP

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 –

https://trf-strasbourg.sciencesconf.org/data/pages/ProceedingsTRF2017.pdf

(2) TRF Open Science Foundation –

Thank you to everyone who has openly shared their work at the OSF site – https://osf.io/view/trf2017/

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 –

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B4m3QgOaBWV1OFZqTVVpSjlqM2M
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2. TRF1 SURVEY

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 –

https://goo.gl/forms/Xit9sWJPQ0uIFFSW2
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3. TRF EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER COMMITTEE

Interested graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to apply to join the TRF Early Career Research Committee. Email trf@timingforum.org 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.
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4. TRF MEMBERSHIP

To become a member of TRF and join a community of ~ 650 timing researchers, please fill in the form here – http://timingforum.org/membership/

ResearchGate: 346 / 313 followers (+10.5%)
https://www.researchgate.net/project/Timing-Research-Forum

Twitter:  392 / 321 followers (+22.1%)

Facebook: 411 / 377 followers (+9%)
http://facebook.com/timingresearchforum
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5. TRF BLOGS

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: trf@timingforum.org.
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6. TRF MAILING LIST

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 trf-list@timingforum.org.
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7. BLOG YOUR PAPER

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 trf@timingforum.org. Submissions are open anytime and will be featured on the TRF blog page – http://timingforum.org/category/blog.
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8. BLOG YOUR CONFERENCE

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 trf@timingforum.org within two months from the date of the conference you intend to highlight.
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9. CONTRIBUTE TO TRF

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 (trf@timingforum.org) your suggestions for new resources for the timing community.
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10. FEEDBACK FOR TRF

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!
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With best wishes,

Sundeep Teki
University of Oxford
sundeepteki.org

&

Argiro Vatakis
Cognitive Systems Research Institute
argirovatakis.com

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 (https://trainorlab.mcmaster.ca) and the LIVELab (https://LIVELab.mcmaster.ca) 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 (https://LIVELab.mcmaster.ca).
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: https://science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/graduate-studies.
Initial inquiries can be directed to Dr. Trainor at LJT@mcmaster.ca. Please include a CV and unofficial transcript with your inquiry.
Papers from the lab can be accessed at https://trainorlab.mcmaster.ca/publications

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 – https://goo.gl/forms/Xit9sWJPQ0uIFFSW2

With best wishes,
Sundeep & Argie


On behalf of the Timing Research Forum

Web: timingforum.org
Email: trf@timingforum.org
Twitter: twitter.com/timingforum
Facebook: facebook.com/timingresearchforum
ResearchGate: researchgate.net/project/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 (www.mcgill.ca/spl,
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
Technology.

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: spllab.mcgill@gmail.com. Start date (negotiable) is early 2018. For
further details, contact Caroline Palmer (caroline.palmer@mcgill.ca).

Links:
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http://crblm.ca/
http://www.brams.org/
http://www.cirmmt.org/

Thank you from TRF!

Dear all,

We would like to thank everyone who made TRF1 a phenomenal success –
including each and every one of the 271 registered particiants, all
symposium organizers, sponsors, student helpers from Strasbourg, and
the local organizers – Anne Giersch and Jenny Coull!

Thank you also to everyone who shared tweets, photos, and updates from
the conference and engaged with the wider scientific community.

(1) TRF1 PHOTOS
We’ve created a shared folder to upload any photos that were taken
during the conference – http://bit.ly/2zpTZmu.

(2) TRF1 SURVEY
We will be sending a Feedback survey soon. This is an opportunity to
express your thoughts about this meeting and have a say about the
organization of future conferences and new initiatives by TRF.

(3) TRF1 SUBMISSIONS ON OSF
A reminder for everyone to upload their TRF1 presentations at TRF’s
Open Science Foundation site – http://osf.io/view/trf2017/. We would
like everyone to help the timing field move forward by embracing open
science and openly sharing your work. This will only work if everyone
contributes to it, and not just a select few!

(4) TRF EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER COMMITTEE
Interested graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are invited
to apply to join the TRF Early Career Research Committee. Email
trf@timingforum.org with a statement of interest and how you would
like to contribute to TRF and proposals of how you would promote
timing research and early career researchers. Deadline: November 30,
2017.

(5) TRF2
TRF2 will be organized at the Institute of Neurobiology, Universidad
Nacional Autonoma de Mexico by Hugo Merchant and colleagues. The
timing of the conference (either 2018 or 2019) will be confirmed
following your responses to the feedback survey. We, therefore, urge
everyone to participate in the survey.

(6) BLOG YOUR TRF1 EXPERIENCE
We would like to invite all participants to share a blog about their
experience of TRF1. Email your blogs to trf@timingforum.org.

With best wishes,
Sundeep & Argie