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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