Activating Happy

Dr. Larry Sherman

Professor / Neuroscientist At OHSU

AH!2016 Talk:
Sex, Chocolate and Prairie Voles: The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love


Dr. Sherman is the President of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. He has over 80 publications related to brain development and neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. He serves several US and international scientific review panels for the US National Institutes of Health, the US Congressionally directed Medical Research Programs, and others.

He has made numerous television appearances discussing topics such as the neuroscience of pleasure and love, music and the brain, and a deeply personal presentation dealing with his recently discovered biological family and exploring the contributions of genes and environment to brain development and personality.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Monthly Magazine recognized Dr. Sherman as one of the “People who are changing our world.” He was also the 2012 Teacher of the Year at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine.

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