The results of Workshop survey

32 out of 58 participants joined this survery. Thank you very much.

[Tell me about yourself]

What is your research position?

Undergraduate00%
Graduate1238%
Postdoctoral413%
Faculty1238%
Researcher/Scientist13%
Other39%

What is your main involvement with the conference?

Speaker619%
Chairs or Organizers413%
Interested observer2166%
Other13%

Please choose the best response that describes you.

I am a neuroscientist1959%
I am a psychologist722%
I am a medical doctor00%
I am a philosopher26%
I am an interested member of the public39%
Other13%

Which relevant meetings have you attended in the past? Please select all that apply.

NIPS workshop 2012 (Inference)1321%
NIPS workshop 2010 (Embodiement)46%
NIPS workshop 2009 (Consciousness)610%
NIPS workshop 2008 (Motivation and Social Neuroscience)610%
NIPS workshop 2007 (Attention and Decision)711%
ASSC17 (San Diego)35%
ASSC16 (Brighton)58%
ASSC15 (Kyoto)1118%
None711%

[About the workshop in general]

How did you know about the workshop?

Mail from your colleagues517%
Mailing list517%
Web site517%
Personally1137%
Other413%

Was the date and season (November, one month before SFN) of the workshop appropriate for you?

Yes2796%
No14%

If you have a preferred date and season, indicate your suggestion.

September or October, before SFN867%
November or December, before SFN18%
May or June217%
January or Feburary18%
Other00%

Was the duration of the workshop (half day + half day) appropriate for you?

Yes2388%
No312%

Choose the best schedule for you.

Afternoon on Friday + Morning on Saturday1359%
Afternoon on Thursday + Morning on Friday29%
Whole day on Friday29%
Whole day on Saturday314%
Other29%

[About the venue]

Was it easy to find out and get to the venue?

Yes2790%
No310%

Were you able to hear the talks clearly?

Yes2997%
No13%

Were you able to hear the questions during the talks clearly?

Yes2583%
No517%

[About the reception dinner]

How would you rate the quality of foods and drinks?

Excellent312%
Good1246%
Fair727%
Poor00%
Did not Attend415%

Do you think that the banquet fee is approriate?

Appropriate23100%
Too expensitve00%
Too cheep00%

[About talks]

Overall how would you rate the overall quality of the talks you heard?

Excellent1755%
Good1239%
Fair26%
Poor00%

[For future meetings]

Do you have any suggestions for the theme of the future symposium?

Theory of mind Learning and memory No. Self-awareness may be another interesting venue. associative learning Reality; Time; Online processing Breakthroughs and New techniques suveying for cognitive neuroscience Model-based analysis of behavior, Mental time gaze 1) Spontaneous activity: Mind wandering, Resting state, or Default mode network 2) Complex networks in the brain 3) Mind reading (Decoding) 4) Individual differences

Do you have any suggestions for speakers of the future symposium?

1) Jonathan Smallwood, Jonathan Schooler 2) Olaf Sporns, Edward Bullmore ... No. Baron Cohen Tomasello Rizolatti Krishna Shenoy; Naoshige Uchida; Alexandre Pouget Kenji Doya, N. Daw, Shigeru Kitazawa One or two older persons should be included.

Do you have any other final thoughts or suggestions?

Masatoshi Yoshida No. No 企業一般から参加させていただきました。無料でこのようなワークショップで最先端の研究テーマに触れられるのは、非常にありがたく感じています。昨年、温熱関係で聴講した会議を主催された方が最近著名な賞を受賞したニュースを見ましたが、こちらの会でも、吉田さん他、研究者の皆さんの活躍を期待しております。 講演された皆さま、吉田さん、スタッフの皆さまに感謝致します。 This is an excellent workshop series, but I am sorry that the number of audience was small in this time. More effective advertisement would be needed. I would like to hear from not only electrophysiologists but much more cognitive neuroscientists!