When do I eat? What do I eat? How much do I eat? These questions underlie a complex psychology behind feeding behaviors. Recent evidence has shed light on the underpinnings of food choices and the development of eating habits that contribute to weight gain/obesity. The speakers in this symposium will review the neuroscience of decision making by presenting information from both human and animal models.


1:30pm Sleep-Dependent Coding of Food Odors in Humans
Thorsten Kahnt, PhD
2:00pm The Effects of Gastric Bypass on Food Selection and Taste-Related Motivation
Alan C. Spector, PhD
2:30pm Neural Correlates of Ingestive Behavior and Food Choice Architecture
Kyle Burger