2013 Brain Awareness Series Lectures
Mysteries of the Mind – What are we learning about the hidden secrets of the brain?
For the past 50+ years, neuroscience research has attempted to reveal the power and potential of the brain. Now, brain science has evolved to look deeply into the brain - and find answers.
Who are we? Why do we do odd things sometimes? Can we stimulate specific places in the brain to fight disease? New approaches and the latest technologies are helping us understand the origins of intuition, the benefits of social networks, and the best ways to address conditions such as movement disorders and depression.
Join us and discover how probing into the brain’s intricacies turns novel ideas into better lives.
|February 25||Creating brain resiliency: What is the secret to healthy aging?||Richard Hodes, M.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland
|March 4||The subconscious mind: What are our deep and secret thoughts?||David Eagleman, Ph.D.
Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action; Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law; Author, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, Baylor College, Houston, Texas
|March 25||Deep brain stimulation: What can probing deeply into the brain do?||Kim J. Burchiel, M.D.
Co-founder, OHSU Brain Institute; Raaf Chair, OHSU Department of Neurological Surgery; President, Society of Neurological Surgeons, Portland, Oregon
|April 2||The latest research in autism: Why is autism like a broken mirror?||Eric Fombonne, M.D.
Director, Autism Research Center, OHSU Brain Institute; Professor, OHSU Department of Psychiatry, Portland, Oregon
|May 13||Neuroimaging: How do we peer deeply into the brain?||Marcus Raichle, M.D.
Professor, Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
|May 20||Nature vs. nurture: A story of adoption, reunion, neuroscience and shock therapy||Larry Sherman, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center, OHSU Brain Institute; Professor, OHSU Department of Cell and Developmental Biology; President, Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Portland, Oregon