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The Workings of the Brain Remain Mysterious. Learn How They All Serve a Purpose.

The OHSU Brain Lecture series will explore the criminal brain, how the brain’s dedicated center for pleasure affect our interactions and if there is a scientific reason why we dream.

Presented by Oregon Health & Science University February 24, 2017

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Monday, March 20

The Criminal Brain – Octavio Choi, M.D., Ph.D., Oregon State Hospital, OHSU

Why do some people gravitate toward repeated criminality?  Is morality a genetically inherited function of the brain, like mathematical ability?

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Monday, March 27

Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind- David Linden, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

How do our brain’s dedicated center for pleasure and emotional touch affect how we interact with others? Our body’s touch circuits are a complex and often counterintuitive system that affects everything from social interactions to general health and development.

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Tuesday, April 4

Sleep, Memory and Dreams: Putting It All Together - Robert Stickgold, Ph.D.

What do our brains do while we sleep? Is there a scientific reason we dream and how does it all tie into retaining and processing new memories and skills?

All lectures take place at the Newmark Theatre in Portland and begin at 7 p.m. 

To learn more, visit http://www.ohsubrain.com/bas or call 800-273-1530.