Newmark Theatre

Machines and the Mind - Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we've decided to cancel two of our three Brain Awareness Season lectures: The Neuroscience of Pleasure with Larry Sherman, Ph.D., and Machines and the Mind with Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D. We didn't make this decision lightly, as so much time and energy has been spent by dozens of people to create this program. Given the uncertain times, it is the best decision to keep our community healthy.

That being said, we will for the time being still hold our June 29 lecture with Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Hotez is an expert in vaccines and infectious diseases, and we hope he will provide some insights into COVID-19, in addition to the original topic of vaccines and autism myths, as we come out of this pandemic.

If you purchased tickets for these two cancelled lectures, you can receive a full refund at the point of purchase. Credit card refunds could take up to 14 days to process. If tickets were purchased via walk-up with cash, please email the box office to request a check, as the walk-up office is closed.

Advances in brain-computer interface

Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery
Massachusetts General Hospital

The latest advancements in brain-computer interface systems are shared by Dr. Leigh Hochberg, director of the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Engineering at Brown University, and Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology. Dr. Hochberg’s pioneering BrainGate clinical trials demonstrate how these amazing technologies could provide communication and mobility for people with paralysis. With these ground-breaking tools, Dr. Hochberg presents a path to unlocking minds that have been, up until now, trapped by their condition.


The Neuroscience of Pleasure - CANCELLED
How your brain responds to music, love and chocolate
Larry Sherman, Ph.D.

Machines and the Mind
Advances in brain-computer interface
Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Vaccines: Autism and Other Myths
Solving today’s public health crisis
Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Ticket Info

Hockberg tickets:
$28 general admission
$40 reserved
$22 seniors/$18 students

Season package ticket prices:
$100 general admission
$140 reserved
$55 student/senior

All lectures start at 7:00pm in the Newmark Theatre (inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall), 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205.

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.

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