On 13th June 2016 a conference on the philosophy and psychology of time was convened at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manchester. Speakers included Dr Luke Jones from our lab. It was a fascinating blend of talks, and very informative on both sides as to how philosophy and psychology approach the human experience of time. This seems to be part of an exciting and increasing trend of collaboration between philosophers of time and time perception psychologists.
Many thanks to the Philosophy department for organising this conference. The full program of talks was as follows:
Dr Luke Jones (University of Manchester): 'The Perception and Psychology of Time: An Overview'
Ms Abigail Connor (University of Manchester): ‘Measuring Phenomenal Duration’
Prof Julian Kiverstein (University of Amsterdam): ‘Is the Experience of Now a Neural Construct?’
Prof Barry Danton (University of Liverpool): ‘Extensionalism: variations and challenges’
Prof John Wearden (Keele University): ‘Some Philosophical Problems About Time Perception: how psychology might help’
This week saw the start of data collection for a new collaboration between our lab and researchers at RNCM. The project is investigating the affect of performance anxiety on heart rate, musical performance and timing. We'd like to take the opportunity to thank all the piano students who volunteered to take part in the study for us.