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Science on Tap Vancouver -- Using Neuroscience to Enhance Teaching and Learning - 11/06/19

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Time: Event at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Cost: $9.00 advance, $10.00 door, $5.00 students

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available

Event Website: https://viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_nov_13_memories/

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? 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, Ph.D. 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.

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

 


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, drink a pint, and enjoy learning. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge! For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.

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