Posts Tagged ‘Brain Awareness Season’

Discover how alcohol, gaming, and marijuana impact your brain

Indulging in pleasurable activities is sometimes characterized as a dichotomy of good or bad. But is it all or nothing when it comes to the brain? When are healthy pleasures susceptible to harmful effects? Our 2016 Brain Awareness Season will delve into the brain science behind three very popular pastimes: alcohol, gaming, and marijuana. Held at the Newmark Theater in downtown Portland (sometimes called “Brains on Broadway”), this series features nationally known neuroscience experts and authors.   Alcohol and … Read More

Brain Insitute speaker: Mad Cow expert and neuroscience pioneer

Did you know that, according to the American Red Cross, you are forbidden from donating blood in the United States if you have spent a cumulative time of three months or more in the United Kingdom, from Jan. 1, 1980 through December 31, 1996? The reason? It stems from the discovery that in some parts of the world, cattle can get an infectious, fatal brain disease called Mad Cow Disease. In these same locations, humans … Read More

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