New Topic! Every Brain Needs Music

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Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Composition, Interpretation, and Performance

Music not only soothes the soul, but it can enhance the brain as well. At this 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.

(This event takes the place of the topic originally scheduled for this date, “Fractal Vision: Using Retinal Implants to Restore Sight to the Blind.” It is also a repeat of the sold-out talk held at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Friday, June 24, 2016.)


DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

TIME: Doors at 6:30 p.m. event at 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Ore.

COST: $13* general admission, $8 students with ID (minors under 21 with parent/guardian only)
Buy tickets online (see link above) or at the Alberta Rose Box office

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, hand pies, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.

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*A note on the ticket price: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, and this theater is larger and more expensive than our regular venues. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if the ticket price is a hardship for you, please contact for reduced-price tickets.
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By: Science on Tap - Oregon & Washington