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"Rethinking Food Reward," by Dana M Small, PhD Professor and Divisional Director, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Neuroscience Program
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 12, 2022   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dana Small, Yale University
Contact
Neuroscience Program
E-Mail
nsp@life.illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-7978
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Originating Calendar
Neuroscience Program Seminars

Traditionally, feedback from the body to the brain following eating was understood to function in drive reduction, promoting the cessation of eating upon repletion. However, it is now recognized that peripheral signals generated during nutrient digestion play a pivotal role in reinforcing past and shaping future behaviors. In this lecture I will present data supporting the primary role of subliminal nutritional signals in driving food reinforcement and discuss implications for current models of reinforcement learning. 

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