Tag Archives: neuroscience

Brain talks explore human brain-device interfaces and how birds learn to sing

Brains, brains, brains! Two upcoming Portland-area talks will be all about the gray matter — connecting human ones to computers (and related ethics) and how those of birds work to help them sing. The first of the two talks will … Continue reading

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Get to know your brain and what music and pleasure do to it at May Science on Tap talks

Your belly craves beer, but your mind craves knowledge — of the scientific persuasion. Where, or where, can you feed both in Portland? At the May (2017) editions of Science on Tap, the ongoing science lecture series presented by Via … Continue reading

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Dreams, morality and touch: OHSU’s 2017 ‘Brain Awareness’ lectures delve into them all

Morality, responses to touch and dreams — what do these things have in common? The brain. To learn more about what current neuroscience has to say about each of these brain phenomena check out the upcoming “Brain Awareness” lecture series … Continue reading

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Science on Tap talk explores the neuroscience of love and pleasure

Love, infatuation, commitment and addiction — the brain chemistry involved in these four experiences may have more in common than you think. To learn more about that chemistry and what neuroscientists know regarding how the brain sorts pleasure from discomfort, … Continue reading

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Gaming, what’s it good for? Find out at OHSU Brain Awareness talk with Dr. Adam Gazzaley

Here’s a science talk for your inner gamer (or if you’re not a gamer perhaps it might explain why gaming holds so much appeal to practitioners of the pastime). Oregon Health Science University, as part of its Brain Awareness lecture … Continue reading

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NeuroGeeks’ pub talk to explore marijuana’s effects on the brain

This is your brain. This is your brain on marijuana. Got questions? It’s not exactly a repeat of the classic 1987 public service announcement by Partnership for A Drug-Free America, but Portland’s NeuroGeeks group will host “Marijuana and The Brain,” … Continue reading

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