WHY did I eat THAT?! – Oct 25

Beyond hunger — and beyond the body's straightforward energy demand — food cues can strongly influence the urge to eat. These sights, sounds, and smells of food can trigger cravings that promote over-eating. What are the neurobiological mechanisms of cue-triggered food craving? How are we susceptible to diet-induced obesity via consumption of sugary and/or fatty “junk foods”?

Our speaker, Dr. Carrie Ferrario, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Dr. Carrie Ferrario

WHAT: WHY did I eat THAT?! — Alterations in brain & behavior that contribute to obesity
WHO: Dr. Carrie Ferrario, Assoc. Prof. of Psychology & Pharmacology, University of Michigan [https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/ferrariolab/]
WHERE: HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945 [https://www.hopmonk.com/novato]
WHEN: 2022-10-25 — 7pm, Tue, October 25 (1.5 hr)

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