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Your Brain on Pleasure and In Love: A Discussion and Concert

Science on Tap - Oregon & Washington
Science on Tap - Oregon & Washington
Public group

Alberta Rose Theater

3000 NE Alberta Street · Portland, OR

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This event is also open to the public, but there will be a designated area inside for Meetup Members to get together at 6:30pm. Look for the Meetup sign.

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DATE: MONDAY, February 24, 2020

TIME: Doors at 6pm, Meetup Group at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7pm.

TICKET LINK: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8152161/science-on-tap-your-brain-on-pleasure-and-in-lovea-discussion-and-concert-portland-alberta-rose-theatre

- General Admission: $17
- Student / Ages 65+: $10
- VIP** (guaranteed seating): $25
- Supporter**: $39

- General Admission: $20
- Student / Ages 65+: $13

PLEASE NOTE -- RSVP-ing "yes" to these events does not automatically get you in the door. You must either purchase tickets in advance (ticket details above), or if we have not sold out, you may buy tickets at the door.

FOOD & DRINK: Full Bar, hand pies, pizza rolls, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.

SPECIAL NOTE: ASL Interpreters will be on stage, provided by https://www.fingerscrossedinterpreting.com

Listening to beautiful music, falling in love and eating really good chocolate create intense feelings of pleasure – but why? At this special musical Science on Tap, OHSU neuroscientist Larry Sherman, Ph.D https://www.ohsu.edu/people/larrysherman/02b1371a44e64745adee23343fdf439a will be joined by singer, songwriter and pianist Naomi LaViolette https://www.naomilmusic.com to present a fascinating multi-media discussion and concert on how the brain experiences pleasure. Diving into exciting new research – including what happens to the brain when love goes awry – and what we can learn from the monogamous prairie vole, Dr. Sherman mixes music, humor and neuroscience for an unforgettable, educational evening.

This Science on Tap event is in collaboration with the OHSU Brain Awareness Lecture Series. It will provide a sneak peek at information and music to be delivered at The Neuroscience of Pleasure https://www.ohsu.edu/brain-institute/brain-awareness-season
at the Newmark Theater on Monday, March 30. The OHSU Brain Awareness event will be an immersive musical experience with Dr. Sherman being joined on stage by the Portland Chamber Orchestra, featuring Naomi LaViolette, in a multi-media exploration of pleasure, love and the human brain. Please visit this link https://www.portland5.com/newmark-theatre/events/neuroscience-pleasure to purchase tickets to the March 30 event at the Newmark.

EVENT WEBSITE: https://viaproductions.org/events/alberta_feb_24_love/


We at Science on Tap are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the ticket price is a hardship for you, please write to us at [masked] and we’re happy to provide reduced-price tickets to those who request them. Please click here for more information on our ticket prices.

*A note on advance ticket sales: There is an additional fee for purchase, but this ticket guarantees a seat at the event start time of 7:00pm. In the event of a sold-out show, tickets not redeemed by 7:10pm may be released. Advance ticket sales end at 12:00am the night before the show.

**A note on ticket levels: VIP tickets guarantee front center seating that stays available through entire show — meaning you can arrive late and your seat will be waiting for you. Supporter tickets get VIP benefits (guaranteed seating) plus a voluntary upcharge to help support ASL interpretation services and other event production expenses.