Symposium ‘A Flavor of Neuroscience’

24 February 2016

On the 9th of February 2016 the UMCG symposium “A Flavor of Neuroscience” was held. The symposium organized by Heleen Hoogeveen and Jelle Dalenberg hosted a selection of speakers focusing on the latest insights regarding the neurobiological mechanisms that are involved in food perception and eating behavior. A keynote lecture was given by Prof. Dana Small from Yale University (USA).


Food choice has a major impact on our health and well-being. Therefore, a healthy diet is preferred to foster healthy aging. There are many factors related to differences in food perception both between individuals, such as personality traits, age, and medical condition, as well as within individuals over the lifespan, such as learning and memory. In recent years, an increasing number of neuroimaging studies started elucidating the neuronal patterns underlying these factors affecting food perception and eating behavior. During this symposium speakers presented the latest insights on these neurobiological mechanisms.

The symposium was a great success with nearly 80 attendants and probably will have a second edition in Autumn 2016.


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