OHSU expands seating for April 10 lecture by author Jonah Lehrer

04/09/12  Portland, Ore.

Best-selling neuroscience author to speak about creativity and the brain

Due to high demand for tickets, the OHSU Brain Institute has expanded seating for best-selling neuroscience author Jonah Lehrer's lecture on Tuesday, April 10, in Portland. More tickets are now available.

Lehrer's new book, "Imagine: How Creativity Works," this week hit number one on the New York Times' best seller list for non-fiction. Lehrer is speaking as part of OHSU's Brain Awareness Season lecture series.

Lehrer's newest book explores the neuroscience of how we can actually learn to be more creative. He shows that creativity is not a mystical trait that some people just possess, but that anyone take practical steps to become more creative.

Lehrer is a contributing editor at Wired and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He writes the Head Case column for the Wall Street Journal and regularly appears on WNYC's Radiolab. He is the author of two previous books — "Proust Was a Neuroscientist" and "How We Decide." He graduated from Columbia University and attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.

Lehrer's lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Ticket information.

More information on OHSU's Brain Awareness Season lecture series.

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