Chronemics is the study of silences in communications. It is the foundation of differential understanding of cross-cultural communications and non-verbal perception. is the source for academic and historical resources regarding the study of time, silence, and silences. is the home of the Association of Chronemic Studies. is where Time Studies and Communications Studies professionals meet to share and discuss information relating to chronemics.

"What are we watching when we watch our watches so watchfully?" - Thomas J. Bruneau, Ph.D. The most prolific writer on chronemics and founder with Poyatos and Key who coined the term in 1973.