SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENT AT THE ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE! The Neuroscience of Trauma: From Trigger Warnings to PTSD

When: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: This event is SOLD OUT.

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, hand pies, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Experiencing traumatic events can lead to physical, chemical, and epigenetic alterations in the brain, and neuroscientists are beginning to understand how those changes affect our behavior. At this Science on Tap, Dr. Larry Sherman, a senior scientist in the Division of Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), will explore the various ways the brain is modified following traumatic events, and will look at ways neuroscientists are trying to address these changes to help people with PTSD, depression, and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr. Larry Sherman has spoken at several of our past events, including You and Your Racist Brain: The Neuroscience of Prejudice, and Lust, Chocolate, and Prairie Voles: The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love.