Why Did I Eat That? Obesity and the Neuroscience of Food Craving
Each month The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation hosts a Meet the Scientist Webinar featuring a researcher discussing the latest findings related to mental illness. In October, 2020, the Foundation featured Dr. Carrie Ferrario of the University of Michigan Medical School.Description: While urges to eat are regulated by hunger, our need for energy, and our sense of satiety or fullness, they’re also strongly influenced by sights, sounds, and smells associated with food. Dr. Ferrario’s research, which draws on concepts in addiction and learning, explores the neurobiological mechanisms of cue-triggered food craving and how these are influenced by consumption of sugary, fatty, “junk-food” diets and individual susceptibility to obesity. She will discuss how alterations in excitatory nerve-cell transmission within the brain's reward pathway influences food craving, and how these alterations relate to eating behaviors.Learn more at https://www.bbrfoundation.org/event/why-did-i-eat-obesity-and-neuroscience-food-craving Visit us on the web: https://www.bbrfoundation.org If you like this presentation, please share it!