This year’s theme is The Infinite Brain. The universe is full of unlimited connections and possibilities, but the world inside our heads is as equally fascinating and infinite. Our brains not only affect how we think, feel and act, but also how society develops and evolves.
The Season includes events for all types of audiences. Here are just a few of my recommendations:
Held at the Newmark Theater in downtown Portland (sometimes called “Brains on Broadway”), this series features nationally known neuroscience experts and authors.
Each lecture is followed by a reception with exhibits, book signings, and refreshments. There are even chocolate brains for sale!
The Brain Research and Awareness Network (BRAINet) is an engaged community-based ‘friends’ group of the OHSU Brain Institute.
These volunteers play an important part in generating enthusiasm for brain research and, most importantly, in making vital connections within the community.
You, too, can be a part of this vibrant group. Please join us!
Join us Saturday, April 4 at the OHSU Auditorium for this annual teacher workshop, featuring top experts on the “young brain.”
This year Patricia Kuhl, Ph.D., of the University of Washington Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, will talk language and the developing brain.
The workshop is free for all teachers but pre-registration is required.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the Brain Fair at OMSI.
Saturday, March 14
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This free event for families features displays, hands-on exhibits, real brains and dozens of OHSU Brain Institute scientists.
This annual gathering of neuroscientists around the state and southwest Washington happens March 27 and 28.
For more information on any of these events, please go to www.ohsubrain.com/bas.
Bobby Heagerty is the Director of Community Affairs & Education at the OHSU Brain Institute.