Brain mechanisms of liking & wanting food rewards


11/02/2020 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Information

Seminar Abstract: The pleasure of tasty foods, and the desire to eat them, arise in our brains – not simply in the foods themselves.  This talk will describe how a brain network of small hedonic hotspots generate intense ‘liking’ for food, and how larger brain mesolimbic systems generate ‘wanting’ to eat.  It will also consider interactions between brain hunger-satiety systems and brain reward systems, and how brain mechanisms for natural appetite relate to addictions.

Event Details

SpeakerProf Kent Berridge, University of Michigan
HostThe Rowett Institute
VenueThe Rowett Institute


Dr Nigel Hoggard 
Tel: 01224 438655