OHSU hosts brain fair

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Oregon Health & Science University is hosting its annual Brain Fair this weekend.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry auditorium, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in Portland. The event is free.

The Brain Fair will include interactive exhibits, real human and animal brains, prizes and dozens of OHSU Brain Institute neurologists explaining and demonstrating their groundbreaking research.

The exhibits will demonstrate how we see inside the human brain with MRI images, how we test and measure a person's balance with cutting-edge technology, and how our brain and taste buds react to flavors like peppermint and hot sauce.

The fair is part of OHSU's Brain Awareness Season.