CFP: Timing & Time Perception: The Golden Anniversary of Timing: The Internal Clock Model

Submission deadline: March 1, 2013

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Hosted by John Wearden & Argiro Vatakis

The year of 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michel Treisman’s classic paper – Temporal discrimination and the indifference interval. Implications for a model of the “internal clock”. Psychological Monographs: General and Applied, 77(13), 1963, 1-31. By positing an “internal clock” based on a pacemaker, counter, store, and comparator this paper provided a foundation for the study of timing and time perception, which led to the subsequent development and expression of scalar timing theory as an information-processing model (Gibbon, Church, and Meck, 1984). The journal of Timing & Time Perception celebrates this anniversary through a special issue devoted to one of the most popular approaches to understanding time perception – the “internal clock”. This special issue aims to cover historically the precursors of the internal clock (e.g., Alderson, 1974; Bell, 1966; Francois, 1927; Hoagland, 1933, 1935), the development of Treisman’s 1963 model, and current research directions and experiments conducted using the “internal clock” as a guiding principle in the understanding of timing and time perception in humans and other animals.

Submission procedure:

  1. Full paper submission by March 1st, 2013. 
  2. Instructions for submission: The submission website is located at: To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue it is important to select “Special Issue: Golden Anniversary” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Papers should not be more than 20 pages. For more details on format please visit and take a look at "Instructions for Authors".
  3. Standard peer review/revision process will be followed.
  4. Final decisions are expected by May 20th, 2013.

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