Science On Tap - Music and the Aging Brain: A Discussion and Concert
Sep 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Our brains undergo numerous changes that affect memory, motor, and sensory functions as we age. Many of these changes are amplified in diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Could music limit the effects of aging and neurodegenerative diseases?

At this event, learn from Dr. Larry Sherman, a musician and Professor of Neuroscience at the Oregon Health & Science University, and singer/songwriter Naomi LaViolette as they explore how listening, practicing, and performing music influence the brain, and how these activities could impact brain aging and disease.

This event is produced in collaboration with Oregon Repertory Singers in support of their Fall concert, Shadow and Light, an Alzheimer’s Journey by Northwest composer, Joan Szymko.

$15 General Admission
$8 Students w/ ID
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Science On Tap | 7:30 PM
Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. 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! more >>>
Dr. Sherman is a Professor and Senior Scientist of Neuroscience at OHSU and President of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. more >>>
Following the release of her critically acclaimed record You've Got Me in October 2013, Naomi LaViolette returns to the Alberta Rose Theatre with her full band. She will perform all the songs from You’ve Got Me, as well as new original material, songs from her first self-titled record, jazz standards, and cover songs by popular songwriters and artists who have inspired her music. Her keyboard style is reminiscent of both the funky rhythms of Billy Preston and classic folk-rock of Carole King, while her smooth vocals span the sultry blues of Norah Jones to the ambience of Sarah McLachlan. Of her recent release Oregon Music News wrote “You’ve Got Me is an easy pleasure”, with a “playful, inviting, upbeat-with-a-twist-of-edgy vibe.” Willamette Week wrote, “On her new EP, You’ve Got Me, she continues to hone a lovelorn voice that is at once ethereal and grounded. It’s a style not often heard in the realm of indie rock, making hers a rare breed of songwriting.” LaViolette has opened for national and international acts, and performed at esteemed venues and festivals including the Portland Jazz Festival, Jimmy Mak’s, the Doug Fir Lounge, and The Bite of Oregon. more >>>