Getting started in the lab
- Get added to the CoCoSys lab MS teams group (ask Anne)
- Get added to the Cognitive Psychology, Open Science Community Leiden and Psychology Living Room MS teams groups. The MS Teams group has a good wiki with a lot of department-related information. Make sure to check it out!
- Get added to the Google lab calendar
- Get organized: my setup is Zotero for papers, Obsidian for notes/planning, Teams for quick communication
- Read, and then contribute to this wiki
Getting started at the cognitive psychology unit
Ask secretary Eva Potters to be added to the FSW - Cogpsy mailing list.
To add the associated calendar: in Outlook (doesn’t work on the web version, unfortunately), click ‘add shared calendar’ and search for FSW - Cogpsy. Avoid the ‘FSW - Cognitive psychology lab 2020’, it’s not in use. If you only see events as ‘busy’ or ‘free’ (without content), you can request access via this link after logging in with your UCLN account. Update: I haven’t gotten this to work so far, let me know if you manage.
Project logs and management
Inspired by the Voytek lab, make a core GitHub repository (pick a useful, descriptive name) for your project and add
anne-urai as a collaborator (feel free to keep it private). Then, add a GitHub project where we can start to list all ideas and plans as issues. At each meeting, we’ll review the project status and make plans.
Templates and documents
- Cognitive Psychology colloquia are held at 16.00 on Thursdays. Email Julia Folz if you’re interested in receiving weekly invitations.
- We meet once a month with a smaller group interested in computational modelling. Email Selin Topel to get on the mailing list.
- The lab meets weekly; see lab calendar for times.
- I intend to have weekly meetings with PhD students and postdocs; for Master students, see the guidelines on BrightSpace.
Booking a room at Leiden Uni
- lecture hall somewhere in the university: email the ServiceDesk of every faculty separately (there is no uni-wide system).
- nice workshop space: Lorentz Center. When there are no workshops, Leiden Uni staff can make use of the space.
- common room in PdlC building: in Outlook web calendar, simply create an event and select ‘Psychology Common Room’ as the location.
- Olthoff room (CogPsy) for up to 8 ppl: there is a paper calendar at the secretariat.
I normally go to the Dutch NVP (more cognitive) or DNM (more neuro) meetings in person, and to the virtual NeuroMatch conferences. Depending on your career stage and interests, you can consider attending FENS, SfN, ECVP, ASSC, CCN.
I strongly encourage students and postdocs to attend at least one summer school. Neuromatch Academy is fantastic, as is the in-person Rauischolzhausen vision science one.
Feel free to explore meetings and conferences, and discuss where you’d like to go!
- Rauischolzhausen, vision science
- CSHL, vision science
- Neuromatch Academy
- Barcelona behavioral modelling
- Nencki School of Ideas, Poland
- Mathematical Methods in Computational Neurosciences, Norway
Once you get a university laptop (talk to Anne before ordering it, to make sure we get you something useful) request it to switch to ‘semi-managed’. Without doing this, you won’t be able to install much software. Ask Anne how to best do this.
Funding - PhD
These are some funding opportunities to check out:
- CAPES, PhD funding for students from Brazil
- ANID, PhD funding for students from Chile
- CSC, PhD funding for students from China
- Tata trusts, funding for students from India
- FCT, PhD funding for students from Portugal with a stay abroad
- NWO Mosaic, PhD funding for students with a Dutch MSc who come from underrepresented backgrounds
Funding - Postdoc
See this older list and the programmes below:
Funding - travel grants