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Join us in welcoming Dr. Larry Sherman, a professor of neuroscience at Oregon Health and Science University.

Dr. Larry Sherman, a musical neuroscientist at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, will provide insights into some of the most exciting brain research in recent years - the connection between music, brain development and the ways music can prevent or delay brain aging and help patients with damage to the brain. In this multi-media experience, Dr. Sherman mixes musical performances, humor and neuroscience to reveal the amazing connection between music and human brain function.


Dr. Larry Sherman is an accomplished pianist and a professor of neuroscience at Oregon Health and Science University. He is also president of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Sherman has given presentations to audiences around the world (including a recent performance at Severance Hall, home of the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra) on the subject of Music and the Brain.

He has over 80 publications related to brain development and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimers disease and multiple sclerosis. He serves on a number of national scientific review panels for the National Institutes of Health, the Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs, and others. He has made numerous television appearances, discussing various topics related to neuroscience. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Monthly Magazine recognized Dr. Sherman as one of the most innovative people in the State of Oregon. He was also the 2012 Teacher of the Year at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

This is a free event and open to the public. Please visit our website to learn more about our future lecture series topics.

Light refreshments provided by the STEM Division. 

  • Cristina Sanz
  • Anson Konstantinopoulos

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