The Neuroscience of Trauma: From Trigger Warnings to PTSD

When: Wed, Nov. 11, 2015
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00 advance tickets,
$10.00* suggested cover at the door

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, 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.


Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with  Campus Sig-Horz Vancouver