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CEP Annual Conference 2016; Temporal Experience: Annual Conference of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section

Friday 2nd September 2016 - Saturday 3rd September 2016 at University of Bristol

Please note, bookings for this event closed at 12.00 on Thursday 25th August 2016

The conference will explore the phenomenology and psychology of temporal experience. A sense of the passage of time forms an integral part of much, perhaps all, of our experiences, memories, and our anticipatory action. It is certainly arguable that temporal experience structures the way we understand ourselves, others, causation, and processes involving persistence or change in the external world. We will consider interdisciplinary questions concerning temporality, data from neuroscience relating to time perception (and distortion), and psychological theories or empirical studies relating to subjective experience of time in different contexts. Please see the call for papers for further information.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dan Lloyd (Trinity)
  • Sylvie Droit-Volet (Blaise Pascal)
  • Catherine Jones (Cardiff)

Who is the course intended for?

Researchers and students with an interest in the topic from all levels of academia and from any discipline

Call for Submissions

We are no longer accepting submissions for this event. Submissions closed at 12:00 midday on Friday 22nd April 2016.

Decision e-mails will be sent out as soon as possible following review.

If you have any queries or require any assistance please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.


We welcome all participants and aim to accommodate all needs, including dietary needs. There is wheelchair access to the Conference Centre, a lift to the dining room, an accessible toilet in the Conference Centre foyer and some wheelchair-accessible bedrooms (please request one of these, when registering, if you would like one). There is free car parking on site. There is an induction loop in the Conference Centre. An electronic copy of the conference booklet can be provided, or copies can be printed in large print, on request. Personal assistants, if required, may attend the conference free of charge (there would be a fee payable for the conference dinner), but must register.

We are very grateful for the financial support of the Mind Association.

Please note, bookings for this event closed at 12.00 on Thursday 25th August 2016

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507


Thursday 1st September 2016

Please note, all timings are subject to change.

14:00Residential Delegate arrival
18:00Early Registration
19:00Dinner (residential delegates)

Friday 2nd September 2016

Please note, all speakers and timings are subject to change.

A full programme can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

07:00Breakfast (residential delegates)
09:15Welcome and Introduction
09:30Temporal experience in clinical populations - Catherine Jones (Cardiff University)
10:45Measuring Phenomenal Duration - Abigail Connor
11:15Refreshment break
11:45Parallel Session A - Perceiving the Present by Representing Possible Futures - Max Jones
11:45Parallel Session B - What Is It like to Feel Presentness? - Nihel Jhou
13:45Experiencing temporal continua: how is it possible? - Wanja Wiese
14:15Do empirical findings discredit the mirroring view of perception of temporal order? - Teresa Pedro
14:45Individuation of auditory information correlates with brain oscillations - Chris Allen
15:15Refreshment break
15:45Parallel Session A - Is time a fundamental feature of the world? - Abraham Lim Ken Zhi
15:45Parallel Session B - Dunbar’s Challenge to Evidence of Time passing - Graeme A. Forbes
16:30Philosophical and Psychological Approaches to Temporal Experience - Oliver Rashbrook-Cooper
17:00The spur of the moment: a live exploration of jazz improvisation - Steve Torrance (University of Sussex) & Frank Schumann (Université Paris Descartes)
18:00Sessions Close
19:00Conference Dinner (booking required)

Saturday 3rd September 2016

Please note, all speakers and timings are subject to change.

A full programme can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

07:00Breakfast (residential delegates)
08:45Different Experiences of Time - Sylvie Droit-Volet (Université Blaise Pascal - Clermont-Ferrand)
10:00A Diachronic Manifold: Saddle-Backs and Schematism in Kant - Susan Stuart
10:30Time, Sound and ‘Temporal’ Art - Matthew Crippen
11:00Refreshment break
11:30Is selfless experience of pure temporality possible? A Kantian step into a recent debate between Jennifer M. Windt and Evan Thompson - Katharina Blühm
12:00The influence of the olfactory memory over our spatiotemporal perception of the environment - Natalie Bouchard
13:30CEP AGM
14:00What’s So Funny About Time? Effective Comic Timing in Film and Television - Alaina Schempp
14:30Refreshment break
15:00What is it like to be five minutes late? - Dan Lloyd (Trinity)
16:15Concluding Comments
16:30Conference Close

Speakers and Facilitators


Dan Lloyd

Dan Lloyd wonders how our gray and squishy brains could be the location of the symphonic kaleidoscope of human consciousness. For centuries this question was the province of philosophy, but now philosophy has teamed up with neuroscience, with revolutionary results. An explosion of research on the brain is bringing us closer to knowing what's really going on, in the neurons, when we spot a familiar face, feel happy or hungry, add numbers in our head, or engage in thousands of other tasks that flow together in our moment-to-moment experience of the world and ourselves. It's a grand, ultimate mystery and Lloyd's students confront it as colleagues with their professor. A Lloydian classroom is intensely interdisciplinary, where a discussion of what it's like to taste a jalapeno pepper is followed by a lab where students analyze and question brain scan data. In many cases, the brains and minds students study are their own; through an affiliation with the nearby Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center, students volunteer as healthy control subjects in functional MRI experiments, and frequently go on to pursue independent research in brain imaging as part of an undergraduate major in Neuroscience, Psychology, or even Philosophy.


Prof Sylvie Droit-Volet

Blaise Pascal University


Catherine Jones

Catherine was employed as a research assistant in the MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit, UCL Institute of Neurology on a project investigating temporal processing with Professor Marjan Jahanshahi. This led to a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, supervised by Professor Jahanshahi and Professor John Rothwell.

Following her PhD Catherine took a post-doctoral position with my former undergraduate supervisor, Professor Tony Charman, at the UCL Institute of Child Health. Catherine was employed to run a 3-year MRC funded project (Special Needs and Autism Project; SNAP) investigating the cognitive phenotype in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This was the largest investigation of its kind in the UK, testing 100 adolescents with ASD on over 50 measures of cognition and perception. Catherine's position was extended for a further 3 years and she moved with Professor Charman to the Institute of Education, where he founded the Centre for Research in Autism and Education.

In 2011 Catherine began my first lectureship position at the Department of Psychology, University of Essex, where she continued my research in both temporal processing and ASD. In May 2013 she moved to the School of Psychology, Cardiff University as a lecturer, where she works closely with the Wales Autism Research Centre (WARC) then in 2015 Catherine was promoted to Senior Lecturer.


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