Brush strokes & brains!

SciArt Magazine is published by the innovative SciArt Center, both an online and “pop up” events organization based in New York City that provides opportunities for artists and scientists, and promotes “cross-disciplinary approaches and interactions.”  We are honored to share and support their mission! SUBSCRIBE:  SCIART MAGAZINE They just released…

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Awe, amazement & delight

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats Including phenomenal painting and sculpture inspired by scientific investigation and discovery..! Noggin was honored to join the opening reception for a remarkable SciArt group exhibition curated by Sara McCormick, featuring Northwest artists Kindra Crick, Julian…

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Synapsing with Summer @ SAIL!

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) is a Portland State University program (modeled after the original SAIL program at the University of Oregon) that partners with Youth Engaged in Science (YES!) in the Fair Neuroimaging Lab at OHSU… SAIL’s mission is “to encourage promising under-privileged middle and high school…

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Cellphones & Receptors at Franklin SUN

Inequity is inherent in U.S. education.  Many private schools, and public schools in higher income districts offer multiple electives, and further opportunities for academic, athletic and social engagement.  Wealthier families often pay for summer programs, travel, hire tutors, and otherwise supplement school experiences with contacts, experiences and connections that can…

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Memories @ MedCure

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose…”   ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! MedCure is an Oregon company that connects people donating their bodies to science with doctors learning to successfully perform surgery, researchers developing and testing new…

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Sweetness, Shelter & Savants

“There is no real independent self, aloof from other human beings, inspecting the world, inspecting other people. You are, in fact, connected not just via Facebook and Internet, you’re actually quite literally connected by your neurons.” — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran SAVE THE DATE:  October 19th set for Homelessness and the…

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EPSPs & Entropy!

Brains process information, and brain cells transmit data about the world  –  both external and internal  –  through the flow of electricity.  There is often uncertainty in these processes, and multiple potential routes for details about sights, sounds, gut feelings and social interactions to flow through our extraordinarily complex networks of wired neurons.  Entropy…

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