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TIMELY Training School on

Psychophysical, Computational and Neuroscience Models of Time Perception

Groningen, April 4 – 8, 2011

TIMELY (EU COST funded Action; is organizing a Training School on the "Psychophysical, Computational and Neuroscience Models of Time Perception". The Training School will take place from Monday April 4th to Friday April 8th at the University of Groningen, NL and will include both hands-on lab sessions and theoretical lectures.

April 4th-5th:A two-day intensive hand-on course on EEG methodology combined with lectures on how to measure time perception in EEG.

Lectures by:Niko Busch (Humbolt University, Berlin), Warren H. Meck (Duke University), Trevor Penney (National University of Singapore), Hedderik van Rijn (University of Groningen), Agnieszka Wykowska (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)

April 6th-7th:Presentations on current models of time perception combined with lectures on detailed and contrasting views on the components of those models.

Lectures by:Fuat Balci (Princeton University), Luke Jones (University of Manchester), Jeremie Jozefowiez and Armando Machado (University of Minho, Portugal), Warren H. Meck (Duke University), Niels Taatgen (University of Groningen), John Wearden (Keele University), Dan Zakay (Tel Aviv University), and others.

April 6th Evening: Poster presentation by all attending students.

April 8th:A one-day intensive hand-on course on creating computational models (using the SET and the Taatgen, Van Rijn and Anderson, 2008, accounts) in ACT-R.


DAY 1 – April 4th, 2011


Coffee & Welcome

Psychophysical, Computational, and Neuroscience Models of Time Perception
EEG Day 1

9:00 – 10:30

Introduction to the EEG methodology: Neural origins of the PDF imagevideo iconEEG, various patterns of EEG activity, EEG applications By Niko Busch


Coffee Break


EEG recording: the setup, the technical details related tovideo icon EEG recording By Agnieszka Wykowska


Lunch Break


Hands-on experience with EEG recording: data collection By Niko Busch & Agnieszka Wykowska


Coffee Break


Introduction to the ERP technique: the averaging procedure, video iconoverview of ERP components related to particular perceptual and cognitive processes By Agnieszka Wykowska


Closing of the Day


Boat tour through the canals of Groningen & Dinner
(The boat tour is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 18:30, in this boat: it will last for 1 hour)

DAY 2 – April 5th, 2011

Psychophysical, Computational, and Neuroscience Models of Time Perception
EEG Day 2


Hands-on experience with data analysis: Preprocessing and averaging using Brain Vision Analyzer By Agnieszka Wykowska


Coffee Break


Hands-on experience with data analysis: Frequency analysis PDF imageusing Matlab By Niko Busch


Lunch Break


EEG and research on time perception By Warren Meck video icon

&video icon Trevor PenneyPDF image


Closing of the Day


MC Meeting [Closed session for TIMELY MCs]


DAY 3 – April 6th, 2011


Coffee & Welcome

Psychophysical, Computational, and Neuroscience Models of Time Perception
Models of Time Perception Day 1


Modelling human performance on timing tasks with the SET PDF imagevideo iconsystem By John Wearden


Coffee Break


Associative models of animal timing By Jeremy JozefowiezPDF imagevideo icon

& Armando Machado


Lunch Break


Neurobiology of time By Warren Meck video icon


Student Poster Session & Drinks



DAY 4 – April 7th, 2011


Coffee & Welcome

Psychophysical, Computational, and Neuroscience Models of Time Perception
Models of Time Perception Day 2


The Attentional Gate Model of prospective duration PDF imagevideo iconjudgments By Dan Zakay


Coffee Break


Memory For Time: A review of memory processes in time PDF imagevideo iconperception By Luke A. Jones


Time estimation embedded in a general cognitive architecturevideo icon By Niels Taatgen & Hedderik van Rijn


Lunch Break


The perception of circadian phase; emergent properties PDF imagevideo iconresulting from single cell-cell interactions By Domien Beersma


Rhythms and attention By Angel CorreaPDF imagevideo icon


Coffee Break


A model of interval timing by neural integration By Patrick video iconSimen


Optimal temporal risk assessment in humans and rodents By PDF imageFuat Balcivideo icon


Closing of the Day

DAY 5 – April 8th, 2011


Coffee & Welcome

Psychophysical, Computational, and Neuroscience Models of Time Perception
Computational Modelling of Interval Timing


Modelling Interval Timing using an Integrated Architecture ByPDF imagevideo icon Hedderik van Rijn & Niels Taatgen


Coffee Break


Hands-on Lab Session: Creating Simple Interval Timing Models By Hedderik van Rijn, Niels Taatgen, Jelmer Borst, & Trudy Buwalda


Lunch Break


Explaining Complex Phenomena By Hedderik van Rijn & NielsPDF image Taatgenvideo icon


Closing of the Day

Student Abstracts & Posters

A preliminary investigation of a computational model of rhythm perception using polyrhythms as stimuli

Vassilis AngelisPDF image

The Open University, Music Dept.,UK

Contextual binding in Schizophrenia: Weakened integration of temporal intersensory information

Wolfgang Tschacher & Claudia BergomiPDF image

University Hospital of Psychiatry, University of Bern, Switzerland

Generalization of spectral and temporal stimulus features in perceptual learning using a visual-to-auditory sensory substitution device

David John BrownPDF image

QueenMary University, UK

The interplay between time processing and conditional probability in temporal preparation

Mariagrazia Capizzi1, Nicolas Rochet2, Ángel Correa1, Daniel Sanabria1, & PDF imageBoris Burle2

1Departamento de Psicología Experimental y Fisiología del Comportamiento, Granada, Spain

2Laboratoire de Neurobiologie de la Cognition, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Marseille, France

Order does matter: Temporal order effects on discrimination performance

Oliver Dyjas

University of Tübingen, Germany

A connectionist approach for estimating similarity of musical rhythm patterns

T. Fouloulis1 & G. Papadelis1, K. Pastiadis1, & G. Papanikolaou2 PDF image

1. Department of Music Studies, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Influences of sensory feedback delay on duration reproduction

Stephanie GanzenmuellerPDF image

GraduateSchool of Systemic Neuroscience, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Processing of visual temporal information and its relation to psychometric intelligence:

Converging evidence for the temporal resolution power hypothesis of intelligence

Judith Haldemann, Corinne C. Stauffer, Stefan J. Troche, & Thomas H. PDF imagevRammsayer

Department of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland

Neural correlates of music and action: An electrophysiological and behavioral study

Eleanor Harding1, Daniela Sammler², Alessandro D’Ausilio³, Katrin Cunitz², PDF imageLuciano Fadiga3, 4, & Stefan Koels5

1 Minerva Research Group "Neurocognition of Rhythm in Communication",  Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

2Department of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

3Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy

4University of Ferrara, DSBTA – Section of Human Physiology, Ferrara, Italy

5Freie Universität Berlin, Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion”, Berlin, Germany

Coding and predicting the resolution of temporal discrepancies across the senses

Jessica Hartcher-O’BrienPDF image

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany

Does the temporal eye blink? Attention influences subjective duration

Sophie PDF imageHerbst

Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Time perception in schizophrenia

Helena Ruth HollisPDF image

EdinburghUniversity, MSc Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition, UK

Effects of practice on timing accuracy in an interval production task

Olympia KarampelaPDF image

Umeå University, Sweden

Does CNV amplitude reflect accumulated time? A Failure to Replicate Macar, Vidal, & Casini (1999)

Tadeusz Kononowicz & Hedderik van Rijn

Experimental Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

The effect of motion on time perception using the temporal bisection and temporal generalization paradigms

A. Kroger-Costa, A. Machado, & J. A. SantosPDF image

Schoolof Psychology, University of Minho

What’s the Time? Are technological advances affecting our temporal judgments?

Aoife McLoughlinPDF image

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland

Time perception and peripheral body signals

Jennifer Meyer

Universität Potsdam, Germany

Temporal dysfunction in traumatic brain injury patients

Giovanna MioniPDF image

Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy

Split-interval duration discrimination

Marta NarkiewiczPDF image

City University, UK

EEG Time-Frequency Analysis of Temporal Memory

Eric K.K. NG, SOH Yonghao, & Trevor B. PenneyPDF image

Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore

Do pigeons perceive time relatively?

M.P. de Carvalho & A. MachadoPDF image

Schoolof Psychology, University of Minho

How Task Demands Influence Time Perception: A Computational Model

Nele Russwinkel

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Event-related synchronization and interval timing

Tobias Navarro Schröder, Tadeusz Kononowicz, & Hedderik van Rijn

Universityof Groningen, The Netherlands

Auditory and visual temporal sensitivity: Evidence for a hierarchical structure of modality-specific and modality-independent levels of temporal information processing

Corinne C. Stauffer, Judith Haldemann, Stefan J. Troche, & Thomas H. PDF imageRammsayer

Department of Personality, Differential Psychology and Diagnostics University of Bern, Switzerland

Electrophysiological correlates of reference memory in Parkinson’s disease

Vincenza Tarantino, Giovanni Mento, & Patrizia BisiacchiPDF image

Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Italy

How time flies between ears and eyes - Bimodal integration processes in time perception

Joram van Driel (1), Richard B. Ivry (2), Arne Ridderikhoff (2), Eric-Jan Wagenmakers

(1), & Ruud Wetzels (1)

(1) Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

(2) Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Exploring possible modulations of time perception through video gaming and training of working memory and processing speed

Verriopoulou Dionysia 1 & Argiro Vatakis 2   PDF image

1University of Athens, Greece

2Cognitive Systems Research Institute, Greece

The alteration of time perception across life span

Isabell WinklerPDF image

Department of Psychology, University of Chemnitz, Germany

Search for cardiac and respiratory influence on time perception and rhythm reproduction

Azamat YeldesbayPDF image

Affiliation Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany