Brain Dynamics On Multiple Scales (MSBDy) 2017

Brain Dynamics On Multiple Scales (MSBDy) 2017

Organizers: Peter Achermann, Eckehard Olbrich and Thomas Wennekers
Invited speaker gender ratio:  0 women : 18 men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 28%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword brain AND dynamics and counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 40 pages of results using our python script.

 

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Arrowhead 10 years on: What have we learned and what is there still to learn about the neural bases of decision-making?

Arrowhead 10 years on: What have we learned and what is there still to learn about the neural bases of decision-making?

Organizers:  Bernard Balleine, Simon Killcross, Kenji Doya, John O’Doherty and Masamichi Sakagami
Sponsors: UNSW Brain Sciences, California Institute of Technology, National Institute on Drug Abuse and KAKENHI Project on AI and Brain Science, MEXT, Japan
Speaker gender ratio: 3 women: 27 men (10%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 37%

*Method of estimation: The topic of this conference is decision making and neuroscience so we used our established base rate of women in neuroeconomics (also called “decision neuroscience”).

 

 

Fifth Biennial Conference On Resting State Brain Connectivity 2016

Fifth Biennial Conference On Resting State Brain Connectivity 2016

Organizers: Christian Windischberger, Claus Lamm, Rupert Lanzenberger, Bharat Biswal, Mark Lowe, Christopher Pawela, Martin Walter, and Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli
Main conference gender ratio:  12 Women :  47 Men (20.3% )

Main conference + pre-conference education workshop + satellite symposia: 26 Women: 91 Men (22.2%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field:37%

 

*Method of estimation: given the meeting’s neuroimaging focus we used previous estimates based on an NIH RePORTER search with the terms “(fMRI or MRI or EEG or MEG or ECOG or TMS) and neuro*”

2nd International Brain Stimulation Conference

2nd International Brain Stimulation Conference

Chairs: Mark S. George and Harold A. Sackeim
Sponsors: Elsevier, and the Journal Brain Stimulation
Invited speaker gender ratio: 0 Women : 10 Men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 34%

*Method of estimation: The conference is aimed at psychiatrists, engineers, cognitive scientists, neurosurgeons, physicists, and everything in between. Nevertheless, for lack of a better source for base rates in the medical profession and in engineering, we searched NIH RePORTER with keywords “brain” AND “stimulation” and counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in pages 20, 30 and 40 of 66 results pages.

Memory mechanisms in health and disease

Memory mechanisms in health and disease

Organizers: Karl-Peter Giese and Satoshi Kida
Funders: Brain Research Bulletin, NeuroImmunology and Inflammation
Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women : 15 Men (12%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 42%

*Method of estimation: we searched NIH RePORTER with the terms “memory” AND “mechanism” and counted the proportion of women among unique PIs on pages 20, 30, 40 and 50 of the 68 pages of results.