Making Memories: Using Neuroscience to Enhance Teaching and Learning

This event will be IN PERSON at the Alberta Rose Theatre and also ONLINE ($15)

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?

Back by popular demand, this hilarious Science on Tap will discuss the brain’s learning networks, 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/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.

COVID POLICY

Vaccine cards required and checked at entry. Masks are recommended (and subject to be required following any County mandate changes).

  • Event Date

    Thursday, June 23, 2022

  • Start Time

    7:00 pm Pacific

  • End Time

    8:30 pm Pacific

  • Tickets

    Door

    General Admission: $25

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    Ticket fine print

    We at Science on Tap are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the ticket price is a hardship for you, please write to us and we're happy to provide reduced-price tickets to those who request them. More information on our ticket prices.

    A note on advance ticket sales: There is an additional fee for purchase, but this ticket guarantees a seat at the event start time of 7:00pm. In the event of a sold-out show, tickets not redeemed by 7:10pm may be released. Advance ticket sales end at 12:00am the night before the show.

  • Available Food & Drink

    Hand pies & pizza rolls, snacks, sweets, with a a full bar and a great selection non-alcoholic drinks, coffee and tea.
  • Accessibility Information

    Vaccine cards required at Science on Tap events. Masks are highly recommended, but not required. Visit the Alberta Rose COVID safety policies page for more information.

    There are no stairs to enter the theater. There is ramp down to seating area and wheelchair space in the front.