Event Title

Good Enough to Eat: the Neurobiological Basis for Food Addiction

Presenter Information

Molly Robertson, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 122

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:58 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

What do you think of when you think of addiction? Heroin? Cocaine? Prescription Medication? The dangers of these substances are well documented in the neurological literature, as well as the larger medical community. However, recent developments in neuroscience have illuminated the addictive properties of an unsuspected substance: food. This talk will discuss the neurological basis for food addiction, and provide a review of the most recent research on how our brains may have maladaptive responses to certain foods.

Faculty Sponsor

Melissa Glenn

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1057

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Apr 30th, 1:58 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

Good Enough to Eat: the Neurobiological Basis for Food Addiction

Diamond 122

What do you think of when you think of addiction? Heroin? Cocaine? Prescription Medication? The dangers of these substances are well documented in the neurological literature, as well as the larger medical community. However, recent developments in neuroscience have illuminated the addictive properties of an unsuspected substance: food. This talk will discuss the neurological basis for food addiction, and provide a review of the most recent research on how our brains may have maladaptive responses to certain foods.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/353