Every Brain Needs Music: Neuroscience, Performance, and Song

When: Friday, June 24, 2016
Doors at 6:30pm, event at 7:30pm

Cost: $15* per ticket. Buy Online or in person at the Alberta Rose box office

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!

Music not only soothes the soul, but it can enhance the brain as well. At this special Friday night Science on Tap, explore the origins of music, why humans enjoy making and listening to music, and how the brain behaves when we create music. Also, learn how music practice might improve brain development and prevent or limit the effects of aging and brain injury. In this multi-media presentation, Dr. Larry Sherman, an OHSU neuroscientist and accomplished pianist who studies normal brain development and neurodegenerative diseases, will combine musical performance, thought-provoking data, and lively discussion. Dr. Sherman is a Professor and Senior Scientist of Neuroscience at OHSU and President of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

Check out our podcast, A Scientist Walks Into A Bar, to hear some of Dr. Sherman’s earlier talks: The Neuroscience of Trauma: From Trigger Warnings to PTSD and The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love.