Our membership is growing strongly and we have now surpassed 415 members!

We have now expanded to 148 (+12%) followers on Twitter and 151 (+12%) subscribers on Facebook, respectively. We would like to acknowledge the efforts of our new Social Media Manager, Bowen Fund in spreading the work of TRF through social media. Join us and share your work and news!


We are pleased to confirm the dates for the first TRF conference that will be held from October 23-25, 2017 at the University of Strasbourg, France. Led by Anne Giersch and Jenny Coull, conference organization and planning is underway. We will soon launch the conference website and announce the Scientific Program Committee, as well as further details about the meeting.


We are pleased to share the first series of blogs written by TRF’s Associate Members. Please find below the links to the respective articles. You are welcome to discuss the article in the comments section of each page.

  1. Spontaneous eye blinks may explain moment to moment changes in time perception.

Review of:

Terhune DB, Sullivan JG, Simola JM (2016) Time dilates after spontaneous blinking. Curr Biol 26:R459–R460.


Mukesh Makwana

Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad

  1. Subsecond timing relies on dynamic excitability of cortical circuits.

Subsecond timing relies on dynamic excitability of local cortical circuits

Review of:

Goel A, Buonomano DV (2016) Temporal Interval Learning in Cortical Cultures Is Encoded in Intrinsic Network Dynamics. Neuron 91:320–327.


Ryszard Auksztulewicz

Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity

  1. Does judgment certainty influence systematic under-reproduction of time?

Review of:

Riemer M, Rhodes D, Wolbers T (2016) Systematic Underreproduction of Time Is Independent of Judgment Certainty. Neural Plast 2016:6890674.


Bharath Talluri

University Medical Centre, Hamburg-Eppendorf

  1. Structural coupling between auditory and motor networks is associated with sensorimotor synchronisation performance.

Review of:

Blecher T, Tal I, Ben-Shachar M (2016) White matter microstructural properties correlate with sensorimotor synchronization abilities. NeuroImage 138:1–12.


Bronson Harry

MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development



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



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 within two months from the date of the conference.

To kickstart this new initiative, we request participants at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience to share their views and highlights from timing research from the meeting.


TRF on ResearchGate

TRF is now accessible on ResearchGate as a project and has >80 followers already!

Everyone is invited to follow the page to receive regular scientific updates from TRF. Please share and join!


Timing Research at SfN

Several TRF members will be attending the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Please feel free to share your abstract links, live updates, pictures etc. with us on Twitter (use #SfN16TRF).

Some relevant timing sessions are highlighted below –

Human Cognition: Temporal Processing I!/4071/session/1232

Human Cognition: Temporal Processing II!/4071/session/1236

Temporal factors of Crossmodal integration!/4071/session/506

Neural circuits for timing, temporal processing, and sequences!/4071/session/716


MODULARITY IN TIMING WORKSHOP – January 19, 2017, Liverpool

Ruth Ogden and Alexis Makin are hosting a one day workshop in Liverpool (UK) to explore modularity in time perception. The aim of the workshop is to explore whether current research supports the idea of single or multiple timers. Abstracts for talks and posters are being accepted until the end of November.

Further information and registration can be found at:

Postgraduate students and post-docs wishing to attend can apply to the Experimental Psychology Society’s Grindley Grant scheme to fund travel and accommodation:

Please contact Ruth or Alexis if you have any questions



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.

Author: Argie