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First OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture set for Feb. 25: “Brain resiliency and the secret to healthy aging”

14th annual series will include national speakers, six lectures through May 20


The first lecture for the 2013 Brain Awareness Season will look at “Creating brain resiliency: What is the secret to healthy aging?”


The lecture will be presented by Richard Hodes, M.D., director of the National Institute on Aging within the National Institutes of Health, headquartered in Bethesda, Md.


7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25


The Newmark Theater, 1111 S.W. Broadway, in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts


The lecture will be the first of six in the OHSU Brain Institute’s Brain Awareness Season lecture series, now in its 14th year and one of the most popular neuroscience lecture series in the nation.

Upcoming lectures

Monday, March 4 — “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, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

Monday, March 25 — “Deep brain stimulation: What can probing deeply into the brain do?”

  • Kim J. Burchiel, M.D., co-founder, OHSU Brain Institute, Raaf chair, OHSU Department of Neurological Surgery; president, Society of Neurological Surgeons

Tuesday, April 2 — “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 — “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 — “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

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