Appetitive Behavior

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This seminar is comprised of professors, research scientists, and physicians from institutions of higher learning and industry in the greater New York area with a common interest in the biological and behavioral bases of appetitive behavior. Four major areas of interest are found within the group: 1) the control of food and fluid intake in man and animals and their effects on variation in body composition; 2) disorders with links to inges- tive behavior such as obesity, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and diabetes; 3) the role of the brain from pharmaco- logical, physiological, and neuroanatomical perspectives on the control of ingestive behavior; 4) cognitive, social, and environmental controls of ingestive behavior. The seminar thus combines interests in basic control mechanisms with clinical applications.

Dr. Allan Geliebter

Dr. Harry R. Kissileff

Jeon D. Hamm

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.



09/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Neuropeptide regulation of food intake and physical activity: Role of the orexin, dyn and GLP1
Claudio Esteban Pérez Leighton, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

10/04/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Using Functional Near Infra-red Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to explore the gut-brain axis in humans during eating
Jennifer Nasser, Drexel University

11/01/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
All those years in the laboratory: what have we learned about human food intake and what more can we learn?
France Bellisle, University of Paris 13

12/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Angiotensin and fluid intake
Derek Daniels, University at Buffalo, SUNY

01/24/2019 Sebrell Library, Mount Sinai–St. Luke’s Hospital
5:00 PM
The role of the mechanosensory system in ingestive behavior
Yalda Moayedi-Esfahani, Columbia University

02/07/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Decision making and food choice, or: Cognitive controls of appetite and a potential link to ancient foraging skills in humans
Jeff Brunstrom, University of Bristol

03/07/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Market to Unhealthy Food to Children –The ever changing landscape?
Jason Halford, University of Liverpool

04/11/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

05/02/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Preview: prevention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention and population studies in Europe and around the World
Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga and Tanja Adam, Maastricht University

05/23/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Influences of gastric bypass surgery on eating and addictive behaviours in obesity
Anthony Goldstone, Imperial College London