What we're about

This group is for anyone who wants to learn about and discuss the science and philosophy of cognition, behavior, and the brain.

To explore every seminar we've ever had, check out our interactive Kumu diagram: https://bit.ly/3Dhy9Cp .

Most seminars involve a presentation with intermittent discussion. Neuroscience seminars assume a basic understanding of neuron function and brain structure.

There is reading material for each meeting, usually a journal article. We focus on recently published articles so that our discussions run parallel to the big conversations in neuroscience and cognitive science today. Occasionally we read classic papers to help us weave the big conversations into the bigger conversation of history. 
And all this for the low, low price of zero dollars. You can't afford not to join! If you enjoy the group and would like to support it, you may make a donation. Alternatively, as we incur group expenses (such as the $200 fee we have to pay Meetup each year), we will accept donations at our meetings. Thank you for your support!

We sincerely acknowledge the Vollum Neuroscience Institute (OHSU) for supporting our virtual meetings during the pandemic!

We also maintain a list of books and other resources that we feel our members might be interested in. Many of these are popular-reading level, but some are fairly technical (but especially worthwhile). The list is viewable at https://bit.ly/3oEnKfV --- and please feel free to suggest your own "gems". The organizers will review any such suggestions, and will add to the list as appropriate.

Past events (172)

The Neuroscience of Joy

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Temperament, Personality and the Roots of Individuality

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Two Sides of the Brain: How They Work Together

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