Seminar will discuss neuroscience, medicine



Washington State University Vancouver will launch the Spring 2013 Chancellor’s Seminar Series with a discussion of neuroscience and how it can help those suffering from hearing loss and epilepsy.

The series gathers students, faculty, staff and the community for discussions about topics of interest or concern. Guest speakers begin the conversation, followed by a question-and-answer discussion after the lecture.

The “Learn How Neuroscience is Improving Human Lives” lecture will be at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 1, at the Firstenburg Student Commons on the university campus.

Christine Portfors, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will talk about how the auditory system processes complex sounds and how that relates to age-related hearing loss.

And John Dempster, a doctor at Legacy Medical Group, will talk about neurology and how it’s used to care for, understand and treat epilepsy.

Tickets are $25 and include lunch, the lecture and parking. Visit the website; or call 360-546-9580 for information.