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. Harry R. Kissileff
Associate Professor, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Medicine

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

Musya Herzog

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



10/02/2014 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Alcohol and Fat Overconsumption: Influence of Neuropeptides in the Hypothalamus and Beyond
Jessica Barson, Rockefeller University

11/13/2014 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Microbiota and Obesity
Mihai Covasa, Western University of Health Sciences

12/04/2014 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Interoceptive Sugar Sensing by the Brain in Fruit Flies
Greg Suh, NYU School of Medicine

01/22/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Neurobiological Correlates of the Placebo Effect in Obesity-prone Animals
Emanuel Pothos, Tufts University

02/05/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Developmental Influences on Circuits Regulating Food Intake and Body Weight
Lori Zeltser, Columbia University

03/05/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying the Portion Size Effect in Children
Kathleen L. Keller, Pennsylvania State University

04/02/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Physiology and Pathology of Amylin in the Control of Eating and Body Weight
Thomas Lutz, University of Zurich

05/07/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Flavor-nutrient Learning and the Obesigenic Environment
Kevin Myers, Bucknell University

05/28/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Cognitive Neuroscience of Restrictive Food Choice in Anorexia Nervosa
Joanna Steinglass, Columbia University