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Science on Tap — Making Memories: Using Neuroscience to Enhance Learning

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Kiggins Theatre

1011 Main Street

Vancouver, WA 98660

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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn.

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Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

COST: $9.00* advance tickets

$10.00** at the door, $5 for students

FOOD AND DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks available.

How does your brain learn best? As the field of Neuroscience uncovers the neural mechanisms of perception and learning, can we begin to bring these findings into the classroom to help improve how students learn? Right before the school year begins, this Science on Tap will discuss the brain’s learning networks, their emotional connections and how the visual and motor pathways influence what we process. Join us as Dr. Mark Pitzer demonstrates of how each brain circuit can be recruited by instructors to improve teaching and learning in and out of the classroom and how neuroscience can make learning truly memorable.

Mark Pitzer, PhD, is a Neuroscientist at the University of Portland. For the last 25 years he has worked to better understand diseases of the brain. He has worked on techniques to improve the survival of newly transplanted brain cells as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease and, more recently, conducted experiments using a genetic technique to halt the production of toxic proteins in the brain as a potential treatment for Huntington’s disease. Currently, his lab is conducting experiments designed to identify the neural circuits and neurotransmitters that play a role in the personality changes that affect those who suffer from Huntington’s disease. Mark is also an award-winning teacher that uses the findings from the fields of Learning and Neuroscience to invoke enduring enthusiasm, curiosity and deep learning in his college students.

This is a repeat of the talk held at the Alberta Rose Theatre in August 2019.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.

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*A note on advance ticket prices: there is a fee per advance ticket, but buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event.

*Tickets not redeemed at the Kiggins box office by 7:05pm night of show may be released to those waiting in line for a ticket.

**A note on the suggested cover: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door from advance and box office ticket sales. However, we are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the event still has seats available and if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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