Dietary and lifestyle modifications for migraine prevention

Years ago, my headache mentor at Columbia, Dr. Green, compared a migraineur’s brain to a fancy sports car’s engine. He meant that the brain becomes sensitized to the slightest stimulation and...

The White House BRAIN Initiative in Oregon

Just over two years ago, President Obama made a dedication to support and enhance neuroscience research through the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN,...

Meet Tianyi Mao: Looking at brain circuits in a new light

The Brain Research Awareness and Information Network (BRAINet) is the volunteer outreach organization of the OHSU Brain Institute. Each month, they come together for a lecture luncheon. Tianyi...

Stroke survivors continue to heal through the power of music

Back in early 2013, we heard about a group of stroke survivors who found their voice and some healing through music in a group known as The Backstrokes. We're pleased to report that the music...

Researcher seeks better ways to care for people post-concussion

The research surrounding concussions has been a heavy topic of discussion and strides are being taken to incorporate research findings into clinical and practical care of people...

We’re celebrating Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day

Last Thursday, April 23, we celebrated Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day here at the OHSU Brain Institute. Today, we welcome a very special guest blogger, seven-year-old Patrick... Today I...

Reflections: Memory, melody and jazz

We're gearing up for the Portland screening of the film "Una Vida" on Monday, April 27. A panel discussion from three neuro-experts will follow the film, including artist Tim DuRoche. Tim will share...

Meet Helen Richardson, BRAINet chair and volunteer

In celebration of Volunteer Week, OHSU Brain Institute volunteers are “taking over” the blog to share their unique perspective. Helen Richardson is the Chair of the BRAINet Board. Why did you...