14th annual “Brain Awareness Season” lecture series kicks off Monday, Feb. 25

The OHSU Brain Institute is sponsoring its 14th annual Brain Awareness Season lecture series, one of the most popular neuroscience lecture series in the nation. This year’s series will include lectures on secrets to healthy aging, the subconscious mind, the cutting-edge science of how we see inside the brain, and a fascinating first-person look at nature versus nurture through the prism of neuroscience.

All lectures will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland.

Upcoming Lectures

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 — Creating brain resiliency: What is the secret to healthy aging?
Richard Hodes, M.D., director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

Monday, March 4, 2013 ­— The subconscious mind: What are our deep and secret thoughts?
David Eagleman, Ph.D., director, Laboratory for Perception and Action; director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, Baylor College, Houston, Texas. Author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

Monday, March 25, 2013 — Deep brain stimulation: What can probing deeply into the brain do?
Kim J. Burchiel, M.D., co-founder, OHSU Brain Institute; John Raaf Professor and Chairman, OHSU Department of Neurological Surgery; president, Society of Neurological Surgeons

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 — The latest research in autism: Why is autism like a broken mirror?
Eric Fombonne, M.D., director, Autism Research Center, OHSU Brain Institute; professor, OHSU Department of Psychiatry

Monday, May 13, 2013 — Neuroimaging: How do we peer deeply into the brain?
Marcus Raichle, M.D., professor, Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Monday, May 20, 2013 — Nature vs. nurture: A story of adoption, reunion, neuroscience and shock therapy
Larry Sherman, Ph.D.
, senior scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center, OHSU Brain Institute; professor, OHSU Department of Cell and Developmental Biology; president, Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

To learn more and purchase tickets visit www.ohsubrains.com/bas. Tickets may also be purchased at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland.