The Donders Institute is an extremely inspiring place to work, mostly because of the many diverse people sharing their expert knowledge with each other. There are meetings on all kind of (new) methods, analysis techniques, there are several journal clubs and there is an opportunity to listen to researchers invited from around the world every week.
Eelke Spaak and I wanted to add one more meeting to the existing assortment: a philosophical and theoretical one. The reason for this is that there are thousands of people in neuroscience collecting data, but far less are reflecting on the underlying theories of the brain and cognition. Therefore, we set up the monthly ‘Foundations Meeting’, an opportunity to discuss these kind of issues. So far, we deliberated on free will, the self, and the concept of memory.