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We have all heard about people whose lives have been damaged or destroyed by abusing drugs or alcohol, and we’ve all probably wondered, “Why don’t they just stop? How hard could it be?” There are also people who use alcohol (for example, at science lectures) and drugs and who DON’T get addicted. At this Science on Tap, Kenneth Brown, PhD, a psychologist with 20 years of experience in drug and alcohol dependency program management, will talk about the neuroscience of addiction. He will describe the different areas of the brain involved and how they interact to produce stubborn, chronic...

science on tap

What is real and how do we know? The blue/gold dress illusion demonstrates that you can’t always trust your brain. Dr. Michael Morgan, Professor of Psychology at WSU Vancouver, will use sensory illusions to reveal how the nervous system creates perceptions of the world. In this case, what you see is not what you get. Come learn about the brain’s limitations, exaggerations, and omissions.

 

This is a repeat of the talk given at the Science on Tap Vancouver on August 12, 2015.

 

***EVENT DETAILS***

DATE: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event...

Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.
All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!

21+ Only | ID's Required

Gaming - From the screen to the table, it’s all about games! Talk to local game developers about games they are...

Admission: 

$15

Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.
All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!

21+ Only | ID's Required

Sex & Love: Get down and dirty as we explore the science of attraction-- formal wear encouraged!

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Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.

All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!

21+ Only | ID's Required

Superheroes! Put your super-skills to the test! Learn how science is bringing comic book qualities to life!...

Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.

All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!

21+ Only | ID's Required

Bourbon & Bacon: the most delicious duo around! Explore what makes these smoky treats the ultimate pairing...

Why Was Darwin on HMS Beagle? The History of Evolution as World History
with Richard H. Beyler, PhD, Professor of History at Portland State University​

Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

 

HMS Beagle is famous today as the ship on which Charles Darwin sailed around the world in the years 1831 to 1836. This voyage sparked many of the ideas that led to his theory of evolution though natural selection. Yet the voyage of this British navy vessel was not planned in order to ferry this young naturalist across the oceans: his presence on board was almost a coincidence...

Drinking in Space: Portland Coffee Cups for International Astronauts

With Mark Weislogel, PhD, Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Portland State University and Senior Scientist at IRPI LLC

Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation


There are as many as 50 different drinks available to astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Beer is not one of them. But coffee is. Understandably, the coffee is sucked through straws inserted into sealed bags. But wouldn’t it be more pleasurable to sip from a cup, sensing the warmth and aromatics, and...

Is Oregon Ready for the Big One: Oregon’s Past and Future Earthquakes
With Scott Burns, PhD, Professor of Geology at Portland State University
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

In the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the Juan de Fuca plate is being subducted under the North American Plate at the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The lecture will discuss the hazards of and the preparedness for ground shaking, liquefaction, landslides and tsunamis along the subduction zone. What are the differences of recurrence intervals for large earthquakes on the northern and...

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