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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Workshop on the Neurobiology of Food Intake and Behavior Project Number: 0204-41510-001-43
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

Objective:
Assess the state of the science through cross-disciplinary perspectives on the neurobiology of the rewarding aspects of food intake and behavior.

Approach:
Organize a workshop of up to 40 scientists from academia, food industry, and government to a 1-2 day workshop. Publish proceedings of the meeting. Key research areas the conference will address include: • Overview of neurobiology research on hedonic and homeostatic regulation of food reward and behavior in both animal and human models. • Challenges in measurements, methodologies, definitions and interpretations of food reward behavior research. • Mechanism of function, mode of action and neuropathways. • Future research guidance, with emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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