Women in Neuroscience

Meet the Women in Neuroscience Committee

Neuroscience is for girls (but not women – yet)


There is a tendency to think that the gap between the number of men and women in science is closing. However, the statistics throw up data which suggests we might conclude the opposite. It could even be that, today, the discrimination suffered by women scientists is even more subtle and difficult to perceive. On the one hand, the number of women graduates in the different university degrees has been growing continuously and, in some cases, amply exceeds the number of men. On the other hand, this data has not had any effect over the last 30 years when we look at the positions of higher responsibility and prestige in science.

Get to know our women neuroscientists


A series of interviews with women members of SENC, with a dual objective:

i) to the raise the profile of women neuroscientists, so that their careers and experience can be a role model for other women and for society in general, and

ii) to gather together ideas and demands that can be channelled and put into practice through the SENC.



– Holding scientific symposia with only women speakers Women Neuroscientists’ Meeting
2018 – More than 120 neuroscientists gave talks about their experimental results in more than 25 Institutions attached to the Conference. See the programs

– Organisation of activities during the SENC Biennial Conference and during the meeting of the Cajal Conference.

Other links of interest

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Contribute to the progress of neuroscience!

Society for Neuroscience Honors Scientists Dedicated to Advancing Women in the Field https://t.co/YShERN0H4r #SfN18

Agnes Gruart, Presidenta de la @SENC_ participara en Talent Woman, el mayor foro de encuentro, desarrollo e inspiración de las mujeres en ciencia y tecnología. Tendrá lugar en Málaga (FYCMA) el 30 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre de 2018. https://t.co/q0p6ltbkKM

Os invito a echar un vistazo a la segunda edición de "#MujeresDivulgadoras: ciencia con voz de mujer", un proyecto en el que conoceréis a 30 👩‍🔬👩‍🚀protagonistas de la #divulgación científica. 😉 https://t.co/PssOFlpitH

Elena García Armada: la ingeniera que sueña con hacer andar a los niños que van en silla de ruedas https://t.co/pzo0tMcjUE Es investigadora en robótica del @CSIC v @agencia_sinc

Conchi Lillo, neurocientífica | #MujeresDivulgadoras 2ª ed. https://t.co/RBYpV1IhML vía @TuSocialMedia