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.


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
mh3433@tc.columbia.edu

Welcome

Meetings

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