Appetitive Behavior

  • Founded
    1972
  • Seminar Number
    529

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.

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Co-Chairs

Dr. Harry R. Kissileff
Associate Professor, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Medicine
hrk2@columbia.edu

Dr. Allan Geliebter
Senior Research Scientist, Psychiatry, Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
ag58@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Musya Herzog
musyaherzog@gmail.com