The 4th Workshop On Cognitive Neuroscience Of Auditory And Cross-modal Perception

The 4th Workshop On Cognitive Neuroscience Of Auditory And Cross-modal Perception

Organizers: Norbert Kopco, Erick Gallun, Piotr Majdak and Aaron Seitz
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 8 women : 13 men (38%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 35%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (auditory OR cross-modal) AND perception and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 28 pages of results using our python script.

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Gordon Research Conference: Modulation of Neural Circuits and Behavior

Gordon Research Conference: Modulation of Neural Circuits and Behavior

Organizers: Rainer Friedrich and Scott Waddell
Speaker gender ratio: 10 women : 21 men (32%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Workshop on Efficient Coding and Resource-Limited Cognition

Workshop on Efficient Coding and Resource-Limited Cognition

Organizers: Michael Woodford and Rava Azeredo da Silveira
Speaker gender ratio: 2 women : 6 men (25%)*
Estimated** base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

*Note that the two women speakers are PhD students, whereas all men speakers are faculty. This further exacerbates the imbalance of men and women speakers.
**Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Dynamics of the brain: temporal aspects of computation

Dynamics of the brain: temporal aspects of computation

Organizers: Gilles Laurent & Ila Fiete
Sponsors: Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and The Brain Prize
Speaker gender ratio: 8 women : 16 men (33%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience, specifically the numbers based on attendance at COSYNE (Computational and Systems Neuroscience) 2016.

Molecular and Neural Correlates of Memory and Cognition

IGSN / SFB 874 Conference: Molecular and Neural Correlates of Memory and Cognition*

Organizer: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
Speaker gender ratio: 11 Women : 0 Men (100%)
Estimated** base rate of women in the field: 37-52%

*The NeuroNexxt initiative, a platform for female neuroscientists, was launched at this meeting.
**Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in cognitive neuroscience.

2019 Systems Neuroscience Spring School

2019 Systems Neuroscience Spring School
Statics and Dynamics of Neural Systems, March 11th-13rd, Kyoto

Director: Shin Ishii
Organizers: Ken Nakae, Hidetoshi Urakubo, Hiroshi Higashi, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Hideaki Shimazaki
Sponsors: Japanese Neural Network Society, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Brain information dynamics underlying multi-area interconnectivity and parallel processing”, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development “Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies
Speaker gender ratio:  0 women : 7 men (0%)

Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 42% 

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword systems AND neuroscience and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 16 pages using our python script. Search originally carried out in April 2019.

March 2019 Journal Watch

Methods:

See our January 2018 Journal Watch post for details on methods.

Base rates:

First authors are more likely to be graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Using our calculations based on registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 50% of graduate students and postdocs in neuroscience are women.

For last or sole authors we take the base rate to be 31%,  the percentage of women faculty at the same meeting. We take the base rate for all authors to be the overall percentage of 43%.

Plots:

Data:

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 39, Issues 10:13
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 24 women : 35 men (41%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 22 women : 38 men (37%)
Middle author gender ratio: 136 women : 175 men (44%)
All author gender ratio: 182 women : 248 men (48%)

Excluded: 0 last author, 0 first author, and 9 middle authors. 9 in total.

Neuron
Volume 101, Issue 5 and Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 17 women : 22 men (44%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 8 women : 34 men (19%)
Middle author gender ratio: 51 women : 92 men (36%)
All author gender ratio: 76 women : 148 men (34%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first author, and 7 middle author. 7 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 22, Issue 3
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 4 women : 13 men (24%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 7 women : 13 men (35%)
Middle author gender ratio: 67 women : 131 men (34%)
All author gender ratio: 78 women : 157 men (33%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 1 middle authors. 1 in total.

eNeuro
Excluding: Editorial
First author gender ratio: 13 women : 8 men (62%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: women : 16 men (33%)
Middle author gender ratio: 21 women : 31 men (40%)
All author gender ratio: 41 women : 55 men (43%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 2 middle author. 2 in total