Food on the Brain: How Hunger and Eating Change Brain Activity
480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
This event is free and open to the public.
Neuroscientist J. Nicholas Betley has studied how forces key to survival—like the drive to eat and drink—affect neurons in the brain. In this talk, Betley will share what his research tells us about how hunger, food, and even certain drugs can change the activity of brain neurons known to influence feeding, and how that knowledge may be exploited to address obesity, eating disorders, and encourage healthy eating.
If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail Julian Shendelman at email@example.com.
Since 2005, expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania have shed a light on their research at the Penn Science Cafe. Lectures are free and open to the public. Each talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A session. This lecture series is presented by the School of Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications.