What is the best way to go about to find a certain research group that do work in a specific field (e.g research groups doing empirical brain investigations but working from a dualistic perspective, or research groups doing eyetracker work on infants)?
Frequently formalized groups of academics hold conferences, or if it is a more specialized field they are frequently part of a broader conference but have special panels/proceedings/meetings within the larger conference.
So possibilities of finding such groups are;
- Looking at the CV of authors in the field to see if they are members of such organizations or have presentations at said conferences.
- Looking for conferences in the broader field, and seeing if they host research on specific topics.
Other possibilities include email list-serves and forums. I'm not sure if I have any better advice to find such groups than besides doing regular internet searches though.