Interneurons @ iTech


This week we introduced our depolarizing crowd of Noggin volunteers to 160 high school students at iTech Prep, a Vancouver public school that takes a welcome and familiar STEAM approach to education, “integrating art and design principles into research and problem-based learning…” Our volunteers included Wendy McMakin and Andrew Stanley from Psychology…

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The Art and Neuroscience of Change


NW Noggin presented cutting edge research and art concerning the neuroscience of behavioral change this week at the Portland Art Museum, as part of the Change Connect 4 conference for the Association of Change Management Professionals… High school students from Fort Vancouver High School crafted diverse and colorful neurons from pipe cleaners which hung as a dramatic malleable network during…

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Noggin @ White House Frontiers


The White House Frontiers Conference brought together some of the world’s leading innovators in Pittsburgh this week to discuss how investing in science and technology frontiers will help improve lives, and keep America and Americans on the cutting edge of innovation… LEARN MORE:  White House Frontiers Incredible advances in brain tech, robotics, Mars exploration,…

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Parietal Party in the PSU Park


Post by Noggin volunteer and PSU Psychology undergraduate Allie Clark… This week the NW Noggin brains took a field trip from their usual home at WSU Vancouver to Portland’s Park Blocks! The brains were the stars of the show at the PSU Neuroscience Club’s booth for Portland State’s annual Party in the Park, a…

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Chronic pain and Mary Jane


Post written by Ram Kandasamy, Neuroscience, WSU Vancouver Ram presented his graduate research on cannabinoids and chronic pain as part of a Washington State Psychological Association workshop in September, 2016;  a workshop that will also be offered at WSU Vancouver on November 19th, 2016… EXPLORE MORE:  Art, Pain – and Pot?…

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Ventricles in Vancouver!


A few early mornings for our Noggin crew this week  –  in fact, it was likely too early for most adolescent brains… 😴 LEARN MORE:  Sleep in Adolescents: The Perfect Storm The first biology class at Fort Vancouver High School starts at 7:30am, so we discussed the importance of sleep, how teenagers need at least nine hours for…

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Art, pain – and pot?


NW Noggin presented a workshop for the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) on Saturday, September 10 at North Seattle Community College… A second workshop is planned for the WSU Vancouver campus on Saturday, November 19th… WORKSHOP SYLLABUS WSPA Art Pain and Cannabinoids 2016 Cannabis sativa from Vienna Dioscurides, 512 AD SLIDES FOR PART ONE Bill…

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