Nourishing cultural roots @ OAEA

NW Noggin was delighted to participate in the annual Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA) conference in Wilsonville, just down I-5 from Portland! It was a brilliantly colorful autumn day to run a workshop titled “STEAM Ahead! Using Art and Science to Engage Underserved Communities…” LEARN MORE: 2017 OAEA Conference Brochure We’d…

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Noggin Fest 2017!

Post by Noggin Resource Council member Jesse Hamlin WOW! The inaugural year of Noggin Fest was a great success! We packed the Alberta Rose Theater on a rainy Wednesday night, and partied until the wee hours with science, music, brains and art! LEARN MORE: Noggin Fest – Shannon Entropy, King Who, Cambrian…

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Latino Network Learning & Lobes

Noggin traveled this morning to the Rockwood neighborhood offices of the Latino Network, a Latino-led organization grounded in culturally-specific practices and services that aims to lift up youth and families to reach their full potential… LEARN MORE: LATINO NETWORK We are thrilled to partner with this fellow community nonprofit which…

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Transmitters @ TEDx ⚡️

NW Noggin joined our frequent outreach collaborator Youth Engaged in Science (YES!) from the Fair Neuroimaging Lab at OHSU on Saturday at the inspiring TEDx conference in North Portland, to excite visitors with art and information on how our brains develop, and (mostly!) function… TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is…

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Occipital lobes at Ogden!

We spent an especially energetic Tuesday engaging our visual systems – and additional brain lobes and networks – with seven consecutive classrooms of 3rd – 5th graders at Peter S. Ogden Elementary in Vancouver Public Schools..! Our enthusiastic, high endurance volunteers included Jobe Ritchie, Alison Mack, Tyler Parr and Aliese…

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BBQ, Beer & Brains!

Noggin joined OHSU medical students and graduate students  –  including many of our outreach specialists  –  for a welcome barbecue and information fair, complete with Noggin brains, flu shots, Buster’s pulled pork and Widmer IPAs… Our knowledgeable volunteers, including Jordan Ray and Adam Bishop from Portland State University, and Noggin…

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Drink Together, Stay Together?

Curious folk, partnered and not, streamed into our favorite, world-renowned Portland bike bar to learn what current neuroscience research  –  and art  –  suggest about alcohol’s effects on social relationships… Our velocipedal venue offers extensive opportunities to explore the role of this popular drug (an array of quality craft beer…

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Here We Are in our NW Noggins!

We are all brains, receiving incoming messages about limited aspects of our bodies and landscapes, routing information along distributed, developing networks of wire-like cellular processes, and coupling this relevant electrochemical flow to outputs which move muscles and generate our complex human behavior… I enjoyed a great conversation last month with…

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