Bernstein Conference 2022

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September 13-16, 2022

Organisers:
Raoul-Martin Memmesheimer, Christian Machens, Tatjana Tchumachenko, Moritz Helias, Anna Levina, Megan Carey, Brent Doiron, Tatiana Engel, Ann Hermundstad, Christian Leibold, Timothy O’Leary, Srdjan Ostojic, Cristina Savin, Mark van Rossum, Friedemann Zenke

Total speakers/talks gender ratio: 8 Women: 12 Men (40%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 26%*
BWN rating: 4, within or at 2 standard deviation above base rate

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in the computational neuroscience field

#BWNFridayPost – Expanding DEI to Disability: Opportunities for Biological Psychiatry

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This week’s BWN Friday Post brings you a paper by Perry Zurn, Joseph Stramondo, Joel Reynolds, and Dani Bassett. In it, they discuss the importance of expanding DEI efforts within the field of biological psychiatry to include disability justice, what has been done so far, and concrete recommendations to continue working upon this going forward.

Read the full paper here.

Neuromatch Conference 2022

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September 27-28, 2022

Organisers:
Dan Goodman, Konrad Kordin, Brad Wyble, Titipat Achakulvisut, Chris Rozell, Yiota Poirazi, Megan Peters, Bing Brunton, Anne Urai, Jennifer Bizley, Alberto Antonietti, Jeremy Forest, John Butler

Keynote speakers gender ratio: 2 Women: 2 Men (50%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 26%*
BWN rating: 3, within or at 1 standard deviation above base rate

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in the computational neuroscience field

#BWNFridayPost – How Can We Make Music Science Studies More Diverse?

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This week’s BWN Friday Post brings you an article by Eva Amsen, titled “Neuroscientists Want To Make Music Science Studies More Diverse.” In it, she highlights the conversation between this paper and this response, in which the authors discuss how many music science studies focus on the way the brain processes Western music–without considering other musical forms–and do not recruit diverse enough participants (with relation to the type of music they listen to). These papers, as well as Amsen’s article, discuss how that can be changed and why it’s important.

Read the article here.

#BWNFridayPost – Gender and geographical disparity in editorial boards of journals in psychology and neuroscience

This week’s BWN Friday Post brings you a paper by Eleanor Palser, Maia Lazerwitz, and Aikaterini Fotopoulou titled “Gender and geographical disparity in editorial boards of journals in psychology and neuroscience.” They investigated the makeup of the editorial boards of several journals, and found that there is a disproportionate amount of editors from the US compared to other countries, as well as a disproportionate amount of male editors vs female ones.

Read the article here.

Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience 2022

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Organisers:
Thomas Naselaris, Hendrikje Nienborg, Russ Poldrack, Michael J. Tarr, Megan Peters, Leyla Isik, Gunnar Blohm, Jennifer Lieberman, Leila Wehbe, Julian Jara-Ettinger, Aldo Faisal, Jana Shaich Borg, Judy Fan

Invited (keynote) speakers gender ratio: 6 Women: 7 Men (46%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 35%*
BWN rating: 3, i.e. within 1 standard deviation above estimated base rate

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in the fields of computational neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience

AI, Neuroscience and Hardware: From Neural to Artificial Systems and Back Again

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Organisers:
Sach Mukherjee, DZNE, Germany
Sachin Ranade, Nature Neuroscience, USA
Stefan Remy, DZNE, Germany
Joachim Schultze, DZNE, Germany
Owain Vaughan, Nature Electronics, UK
Liesbeth Venema, Nature Machine Intelligence, Germany
Natacha Cruz, Nature Research, USA
Hannah Mertens, DZNE, Germany

Invited speakers gender ratio: 8 Women: 9 Men (47%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 23.8%*
BWN rating: 5 (i.e. more than 2 stdev above base rate)

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in the fields of neurally inspired machine learning and neural structure and brain modelling

Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Connectivity

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Organisers:
Catherine Collins, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Rüdiger Klein, Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Kang Shen, Stanford University
Yimin Zou, University of California San Diego

Invited speakers (and session chairs) gender ratio: 7 Women: 9 Men (44%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 33%*
BWN rating: 3 (i.e. 1 standard deviation above base rate)

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in the field of molecular neuroscience

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