Brain Awareness Lectures and Events

2016 Brain Awareness Lecture Series Healthy Pleasures, Unhealthy Habits

2016 Brain Awareness lectures

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? The OHSU Brain Institute's 2016 Brain Awareness Season will delve into the brain science behind three very popular pastimes: alcohol, gaming, and marijuana.

Alcohol and the brain

Kathleen A Grant, Ph.D.
FEBRUARY 22
Kathleen A Grant, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Head of the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center
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Gaming and the brain

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.
FEBRUARY 29
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California San Francisco
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Marijuana and the brain

Nephi Stella, Ph.D.
MARCH 7
Nephi Stella, Ph.D.

Professor, departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at The University of Washington
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