Brain mechanisms of liking & wanting food rewards

Brain mechanisms of liking & wanting food rewards
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Seminar Abstract: The pleasure of tasty foods, and the desire to eat them, arise in our brains – not simply in the foods themselves.  This talk will describe how a brain network of small hedonic hotspots generate intense ‘liking’ for food, and how larger brain mesolimbic systems generate ‘wanting’ to eat.  It will also consider interactions between brain hunger-satiety systems and brain reward systems, and how brain mechanisms for natural appetite relate to addictions.

Speaker
Prof Kent Berridge, University of Michigan
Hosted by
Rowett Institute
Venue
The Rowett Institute
Contact

Dr Nigel Hoggard
Tel: 01224 438655

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