Byrom Brains!

NW Noggin visited Edward Byrom Elementary School out in Tualatin this week. We came with an enthusiastic group of volunteer educators, including Sulema Rodriguez, Jessica Patching-Bunch, Aliese Poole, and Andrea Anaya from Psychology at Portland State University, and Kim Engeln, Christina Williams and Dr. Dale Fortin from Neuroscience at WSU…

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Noggin Printing @ P:ear

We spent our last “Noggin Tuesday” (for this month anyway   –  we plan to return!) enjoying substantive, absorbing and engaging conversations with the exceptional young people at P:ear, an innovative program that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation… DO MORE:  Donate to P:ear While…

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NW Noggin: Interview with the Dana Foundation!

NW Noggin is honored to be a Brain Awareness Week partner of the Dana Foundation, a leading philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and educational programs.  We share their enthusiasm for active outreach, and their commitment to educating the public about the potential of research… LEARN MORE:  The Dana Foundation LEARN MORE:  Brain Awareness Week…

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Gardening Glia @ Gardner

We brought a crowd of eager volunteers  –  along with art supplies, including plants, grasses and vibrant mosses from local gardens  –  to the STEAM-focused Gardner School of Arts and Sciences, in a bucolic neighborhood of Salmon Creek, Washington… LEARN MORE:  From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand-in-Hand Sulema Rodriguez and…

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Making a human @ P:ear

“Electricity is really just organized lightning”  – George Carlin Today at P:ear was all about orderly currents  –  the flow of salty action potentials along biological networks of synaptically linked neurons in the human brain!  Brittany Alperin, a graduate student in Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU, brought along some educational (and also fashionable!) EEG…

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#brains2DC!

NW Noggin is planning our return to the Capitol this fall, and to students in DC area public schools! SEE WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR:  STEAMing to DC! The annual Society for Neuroscience conference will bring over 30,000 researchers to Washington DC in November (11/11 – 11/15), including many of our NW…

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Benefits + limits of neurons @ P:ear

Electromagnetic radiation surrounds us, suffuses us, and is absorbed, reflected and emitted by stuff in our environment.  It can be described as a spectrum of waves of varying frequencies, from the long waves (low frequencies) associated with radio transmission to the ultra-high frequencies of gamma rays… Some of this radiation bounces off objects, including…

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