I have co-initiated a new interest group on cognitive computational neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig.
We consist of students, post-docs and group leaders from different departments and research groups across the whole institute. While we all have different backgrounds and areas of research, we are united in our endeavour to advance mechanistic discovery in cognitive neuroscience using computational tools.
At our meetings, members present their own research or research ideas, relevant papers (journal club), methods & concrete implementations. Further, we also have meetings where we discuss mechanisms, causality or related topics on a more conceptual level (philosophical discourse).