WHAT: The Stressed Brain – The Good, the Bad, and the Fat with Eileen Ruth Torres (Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU) and Joshua Abraham (PNCA)
WHERE: Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213
WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, 6 – 8pm
Nothing seems to bring people the joy–and the stress–the same way that the holiday season does. How does your brain respond to stressful times? What happens when the stress is chronic, or extreme? And why does cholesterol matter? Come find out with speakers Eileen and Joshua as they present the art and science of a stressed brain.
Eileen Torres, a graduate student at OHSU, shares her research on how the apolipoprotein E gene, involved in cholesterol metabolism, affects the brain’s response to stress, like that in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Joshua Abraham relates how his own exploration of art started in an almost scientific manner. There existed a few guesses on how it might all work. And through a series of experiments we find ourselves here, to discuss and evaluate expressions of art and science.
NW Noggin Velo Cult events are always free, open to the public, child friendly, and feature access to amazing beer (scroll here for current tap list), wine, coffee, tea, sodas and sandwiches…