Carnegie Mellon University
April 10, 2015

Scientists Question Representation of Women in International Journal

Scientists Question Representation of Women in International Journal Scientists Question Representation of Women in International Journal

Three leading cognitive scientists from the Dietrich College are questioning the gender representation of invited contributors in the special February 2015 issue, “The Changing Face of Cognition,” published by the international journal Cognition.

Cognition, a highly regarded scientific journal, publishes theoretical and experimental papers on the study of the mind – a topic that has been a research strength of CMU for decades and that is receiving intense focus through the federal government’s BRAIN Initiative.

In an opinion piece, Roberta Klatzky, Lori Holt and Marlene Behrmann write that they were “struck by the fact that among the 19 authors listed for the 12 articles, only one female author was present.”

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