CBS CoCoNUT

CBS CoCoNUT

A new interest group that comes together every two weeks to have an informal exchange about cognitive computational neuroscience.

We consist of graduate and postgraduate students, post-docs and group leaders from different departments and research groups across the whole MPI CBS. 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).

As we are a self-organised group, pursuing a bottom-up approach, we dynamically tailor our meetings to the groups’ needs, interests and emerging trends in the field.

If you are interested, please feel free to join our next meetings and/or subscribe to our mailing list. For this, details or questions, get in touch with the organisers , and .

Next meetings: 

Lorenz Deserno (Uni Würzburg) | Guest talk |25/06/2021, 11:30 | Room: TBC | The role of dopamine in model-based behavior


Simon M. Hofmann, Nico Scherf, & Katja Seeliger (MPI CBS) | Journal Club | 09/07/2021, 11:30 | Room: TBC | 

Cross et al. "Using deep reinforcement learning to reveal how the brain encodes abstract state-space representations in high-dimensional environments" (2021) & the paper preview by Köster & Chadwick "What can classic Atari video games tell us about the human brain?" (2021)


João Sacramento (ETH Zurich) | Guest talk |16/07/2021, 11:30 | Room: TBC | will present his reasearch on meta-learning & continual learning 


If you are interested in presenting at one of the CoCoNUT meetings, please contact us!

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