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Science Pub - Nature vs. Nurture

Doors open at 5:00pm.  Most Science Pubs fill quickly, so come early for food, drink, and to get a seat!

Science Pub is open to ages 21+, or minor with adult.

$5 suggested cover charge

Since the doors open at 5 pm, I would appreciate if some of you could show up early to help safe seats for the people that come later! Please mention in your RSVP if you are able to be there around 5 pm.

"Nature vs. Nurture: A Story of Adoption, Reunion, Neuroscience and Shock Therapy"

 

How do we become the people we are? Is it in the way we were raised, or in our genes? Or both?

 

 

In this unique presentation, Dr. Larry Sherman weaves stories about his recently discovered biological family - including five siblings who all grew up in very different circumstances - with discussions about how our genes and environment influence our brains and, ultimately, who we are.

 

 

Larry Sherman, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU and a Senior Scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. He earned his B.A. and M.A., both in Biology, from Reed College and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy from Oregon Health & Science University. After conducting post-doctoral research in Molecular Biology at the Genetics Institute in Karlsruhe, Germany, Dr. Sherman was an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neurobiology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He has written more than 80 publications, serves on numerous national and international scientific panels, and gives lectures throughout the globe on his studies related to repairing the damaged nervous system, and other topics in neuroscience ranging from music to love. He is the president of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and was recently named one of the 12 Most Innovative People in Oregon by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Monthly Magazine.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a big deal to my knowing about the knowledge of witch they had spoken of.

    January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree with Emily. The topic was fascinating, (and I thought Dr. Sherman was entertaining), but I left with no new knowledge about the nature/nurture debate. All in all, a fun evening though. :)

    January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I waited in line and was told it was standing room only and left, they should put some signs out when that happens so as not to waste people's time.

    January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A fascinating topic, but I didn't feel that I left knowing any more about the nature/ nurture debate than when I arrived. It seemed like the Dr Sherman just wanted to tell his family story. I also took a friend who has PTSD and felt that Dr Sherman should have been a little more sensitive to his audience- she was very affected by some of the things that he said. The highlight for me was the father and son musical performance at the beginning.

    January 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Emily, would you mind elaborating on your comment about PTSD, what exactly did he say?

      January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Drove out from Salem, and although it wasn't much more than I already knew, I found it to be fun!

    January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Standing room only... I'll catch it another time.

    January 7, 2013

    • CJ

      I had to do the same - Couldn't find a place to park close enough for an injured knee.
      So sorry to miss it! =[

      January 7, 2013

    • Cindi W

      Same here. Next time I guess I need to get there more than an hour early. : )

      January 7, 2013

  • Todd

    Hmmmm long line

    January 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Try the bar if you only want a beverage...

      January 7, 2013

  • Jeanne*

    Anyone driving in from Beaverton want to carpool?

    January 7, 2013

  • Rick F.

    I will be there at be there at 5:00 PM.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can be there around 6 pm to help with seat saving.

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I attended this presentation in Hillsboro and I highly recommend this one!!

    November 28, 2012

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