Kathrin Ohla, PhD, Cognitive Neurosciences Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-3) Research Center Juelich, will talk about
"The brain on food - taste and flavour perception in humans"
Abstract: Thirst and hunger warrant the supply with fluids and nutrients and ensure performance of body and mind. In modern societies, however, the main purpose of eating has shifted away from the maintenance of homeostatic needs and is instead more and more driven by hedonic experiences. In this talk, I will address the sensory characteristics of food that make it so tempting. In order to understand food choice and food intake behavior, we need to understand the mechanisms of food perception and the pleasurable experiences thereof. Sensory and hedonic information about food is conveyed by all senses which activated more or less simultaneously having led to the notion that food perception is a multisensory experience. I will present data to demonstrate the mechanisms during the anticipatory and consummatory phases of food perception and elaborate on taste perception and its neuronal processing.
Date & Time: Monday, December 3rd 2018, 5.00-5.45 pm
Location: Seminarroom U1.024, Endenicher Allee 19b, Bonn-Poppelsdorf MAP
The talk will be followed by an informal Get-together.