Newmark Theatre

Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Trade Food for Thought to Power 86 Million Neurons

Photo: Dr. Suzana Heculano-HouzelSuzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Psychology and Biological Science Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt University

If an elephant has such a large brain, why aren’t they smarter than primates? What biologic discovery led some primates to an evolutionary crossroads of higher cognitive capability? You may be surprised by the answer.



Nourishing Your Neurons
How you fuel your brain creates pivotal changes

What are the ingredients we need to maximize our brains’ potential? This year, our lecture series explores the critical influence nourishing the brain has on our daily abilities, from academic performance to good decision-making. Join us as top researchers in neuroscience discuss the brain’s complex biology and the profound impact choosing the right – or wrong – fuels has on behavior.

All lectures start at 7pm at the Newmark Theatre, inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall at 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave, Portland.

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OHSU Brain Institute is a national leader in neuroscience patient care, research and education. We provide the most comprehensive care of neurological illness in the Pacific Northwest. Our nationally recognized neurological programs and centers offer comprehensive clinical and surgical services that are available nowhere else in Oregon.

Series subscriptions and single lecture tickets are available for the 2018 OHSU Brain Awareness Lecture Series.

Newmark Theatre : Upcoming Events


The Jefferson Dancers present their annual spring performances at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre April 26–...

Showing: 04/26 - 04/28

Oregon Symphonic Band presents a concert with special guest jazz trombonist Harry Watters at the Portland'...

Showing: 04/29

Oregon Children's Theatre presents A Year With Frog & Toad at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre ...

Showing: 05/05 - 05/27

The OHSU Brain Institute welcomes Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre on Monday...

Showing: 05/07

The OHSU Brain Institute welcomes Dr. Adele Diamond to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre on Monday, May 14,...

Showing: 05/14

The OHSU Brain Institute welcomes Dr. Bita Moghaddam to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre on Monday, May 21,...

Showing: 05/21